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Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 4 - 10, 2019

The record of victories earned by testing reformers in 2019 continues to expand -- both posting concrete meaningful policy wins and building public opinion against high-stakes standardized exams. Please help give our movement the clout need to make even more progress in 2020 by contributing to FairTest here:

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 27 - December 3, 2019

On this Giving Tuesday, as every day of the year, FairTest continues to advance the U.S. assessment reform movement by providing activists with resources such as these weekly compilations of news clips and advocacy tools.  Please help make it possible for us to continue supporting your important, grassroots work in 2020 by making a generous, year-end contribution today. Simply click here:

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 20 -26, 2019

"Giving Tuesday," which kicks-off the year-end season when you will be encouraged to support nonprofit organizations, is just a week away.  If you find these updates help your assessment reform work, please make an early contribution that will help  provide FairTest with the financial muscle it needs to continue this publication and lead winning campaigns against testing misuse and overuse.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 13 - 19, 2019

Policy-makers are finally getting the message about the failure of high-stakes testing for students, teachers and schools. There's still a long way to go, but real assessment reform progress is definitely underway in many states. 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 6 - 12, 2019

From Alaska to Florida and many states in-between, the pushback against standardized testing misuse and overuse continues to accelerate. Feel free to use this week's stories and commentaries as models for your own local assessment reform work.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 30 - November 5, 2019

 
New data from the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) once again demonstrates that decades of test-and-punish schooling has failed to improve either academic quality or educational equity.  Though some states stubbornly continue to "stay the course" with failed policies, more and more are responding to pressure from parents, educators and community leaders to back off from standardized exam misuse and overuse.  Keep the pressure on!

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 23- 29, 2019

The assessment reform drumbeat continues to reverberate ever more strongly across the nation. As growing numbers of parents, educators, students and school leaders speak out, more policy makers begin to implement meaningful changes in testing policy.  Check out this week's developments:

National What to Expect From October 30 NAEP Scores Release

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 16 - 22, 2019

Victories -- both large and small-- in many states paint a bright picture for the grassroots assessment reform movement.  As a momentous election season draws near, politicians will be paying even more attention to the concerns of their constituents.  Parents, students, educators and community activists need to make sure policy makers know you want them to end standardized testing misuse and overuse. . . . NOW!

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 9 - 15, 2019

"Momentum" is the buzzword of the week for the assessment reform movement.  In state after state, pressure from parents, students, educators, researchers, and grassroots activists is forcing policy makers to roll-back standardized testing policies that undermine education quality and equity.  There's still a long way to go, but progress is definitely taking place!

Colorado Educators Debate Overhaul of School Accountability Rating System

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 2 - 8, 2019

More victories in rolling back high-stakes testing misuse this week, but there's still a long way to go to achieve real assessment reform.  Use these stories as ammunition in your local and statewide campaigns. 

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