Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 25, 2019 - January 7, 2019

Welcome to the first weekly issue of FairTest's "Testing Resistance & Reform News" of 2020!  Our new year's resolution is to increase coverage of initiatives, trends and tools that help parents, students, educators, community leaders and policy makers replace standardized exam misuse and overuse with better forms of assessment.  Please send us links to articles and materials you think would be useful for allies by replying to this message.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 18 -24, 2019

Seasons Greetings!   No matter how you celebrate the end-of-year holidays, the FairTest team wishes you joy for the final days of 2019 and best wishes for a happy, successful new year with less testing and more learning.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 11 - 17, 2019

Even in the midst of pre-holiday festivities, there's still plenty of good news about the assessment reform movement. As we celebrate the season in our own, diverse ways, please help keep the pressure on policymakers so our campaigns to roll back testing misuse and overuse have even more success in the new year.

California School Accountability Dashboard Encourages Assistance and Improvement, Not Punishment

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

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