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Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 12 -18, 2021

Earlier this month, Lani Guinier, a ground-breaking assessment reform thought leader, passed away from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 29, 2021 - January 11, 2022

Happy New Year!

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 15 - 28, 2021

Yes, we did say that these updates would take a several-week break for the holidays.  But there has been so much great assessment reform news in both K-12 and university admissions that we decided to blast out this special edition! 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 8 - 14, 2021

More states are recognizing that results from federally mandated spring 2021 standardized exams have little educational value. That's why a growing number are not using those scores to grade or rank schools this semester. Several are already proposing to suspend future "accountability" requirements based on the flawed data. Since that will require waivers from the U.S. Department of Education, look for big political fights between state policy makers and Washington, D.C. in 2022.

More Than 1,815+ Schools Do Not Require ACT/SAT Scores From Current High School Seniors Applying For Fall 2022

for further information, contact:                      

Bob Schaeffer(239) 395-6773                                         

            mobile  (239) 699-0468

 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 1 - 7, 2021

 Federal law requiring states to identify schools for intervention based primarily on standardized exam results never made good sense for many reasons (https://www.fairtest.org/whats-wrong-standardized-tests

College Board National Recognition Program Administration Failures Leaves Thousands of Black, Hispanic, Latino, Indigenous and Rural Students Behind

For immediate release

Contacts

Marci Lerner Miller, Potomac Law Group  949 706-9734  mmiller@potomaclaw.com

  Melissa Iachán, Justice Catalyst Law   646 899-1527  miachan@justicecatalyst.org

Testing Resistance & Reform News for Giving Tuesday: November 24 - 30, 2021

The release date for this week's regular assessment reform news update falls on Giving Tuesday, a national opportunity for generous donors like you to provide much-needed funding for the non-profit causes they support. "Testing Resistance & Reform News" is a great example of the advocacy tools contributors to FairTest make possible.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 17 - 23, 2021

As a national day of thanksgiving approaches, the FairTest team extends our gratitude to all the educators, grassroots activists, community leaders and donors who are building a broad, diverse and effective assessment reform movement. More victories will not be possible without your continuing support!

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 10 - 16, 2021

Many policymakers remain fixated on trying to figure out the meaning of spring 2021 standardized exam scores rather than focusing on meeting the academic and non-academic COVID-era needs of school children. A reminder that FairTest has supplied a comprehensive list of questions to ask about the value of the entire testing enterprise:

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