Stories in Assessment Reform

These Stories in Assessment Reform provide a closer look at how school reform activists in various locations have made the case against harmful testing policies and built local and statewide grassroots campaigns to change them.

You can learn their strategies, read and use sample materials, and grasp a better idea of how different tactics have worked in different social and political contexts. You will also learn about pitfalls to avoid.

From Chicago

Parent’s United for Reform in Education (PURE) and their Fair Testing campaign in Chicago, Illinois

From Los Angeles, California:

Members of the Coalition for Education Justice explain the multi-racial group’s origins and its campaigns on issues such as high-stakes testing.””Anti Racist Organizing in LA” Story in Rethinking Schools, Volume 16, No.3 –Spring 2002. By Kirti Baranwal and Alex Caputo Pearl.