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Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 13-19, 2021

As school testing season draws closer, parents, educators and state policy makers are ramping up demands on the incoming Biden Administration to waive this year's  exam mandates.  Add your voice and your organization's by signing on to the National Call to Suspend High-Stakes Standardized Tests in Spring 2021 at:

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 6 - 12, 2021

State after state is moving to roll back standardized exam requirements for this spring and eliminate high-stakes consequences.  It's time for the federal government to follow suit by granting waivers from all public school testing mandates at least for spring 2021.  Remember to encourage friends and allies to sign on to the National Call to Suspend High-Stakes Testing for Spring 2021

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 30, 2020 - January 5, 2021

With the prospect of a new President and Secretary of Education, pressure is rapidly building on policy makers to waive public school standardized testing mandates at least for the current academic year.  The FairTest-initiated "National Call to Suspend High-Stakes Testing in Spring 2021" is a core element of this national campaign -- be sure you and your assessment reform allies have signed on:

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 23 - 29, 2020

Two resolutions for assessment reformers to welcome the new year!
  Sign the "National Call to Suspend High-Stakes Testing" and encourage your friends to do so

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 16 - 22, 2020

Awaiting President-elect Biden's official nomination of the next U.S.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 9 - 15, 2020

The test-and-punish crowd is already backing down in the face of a growing movement to suspend this year's standardized exams. They still want to mandate state and local tests (even though the federal government has cancelled its own National Assessment of Academic Progress because of health concerns) but now claim they do not want to attach consequences to the results.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 2 - 8, 2020

Across the U.S., parents and educators are rising up against politicians who insist on resuming in-person, standardized exams in the midst of a pandemic.  A huge, grassroots opt-out movement is likely to take off, if Spring 2021 testing mandates are not waived.

National Call to Suspend High-Stakes Testing in Spring 2021

for further information, contact:                      

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773                                         

            mobile  (239) 699-0468

 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 25 - December 1, 2020

Today, FairTest is launching the "National Call to Suspend High-Stakes Testing in Spring 2021."  We know from public opinion polls and other research that a vast majority of parents and teachers think it is ridiculous to claim that you can get meaningful results from a standardized test in the

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 18 - 24, 2020

As the Biden presidential transition moves into high gear, a decision about waiving federal standardized exam requirements for spring 2021 looms as one of the first major issues for a new U.S. Secretary of Education to address. Simultaneously, pressure is building on states to waive their own K-12 and university admissions testing mandates. FairTest is working closely with parents, educators and community activists in these vital campaigns.

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