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Deb Meier on Winning Testing Reform Victories

Dear friend:

Schools are closed for the summer. But testing reformers are not taking a vacation.

FairTest needs your support today, so our movement can win more victories this fall.

The past year was the best everfor campaigns to replace standardized exam misuse and overuse with better forms of assessment.

June 2019: Global SAT Subject Test Security Breach; Scores Compromised

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FairTest: New SAT “Adversity Score” Concedes Exam’s Fundamental Flaws

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FairTest Reacts to the 2019 College Admissions Scandal

Between expensive test prep, pricey advisors, unethical, and, in this case, downright illegal behavior, ACT and SAT scores are easily “gamed” by those with financial means. To reduce the unfair advantage that people with abundant resources have in our test-reliant admissions system, FairTest leads the national movement for test-optional admissions policies. Today more than 1,000 colleges and universities have test-optional policies that evaluate an applicant's entire portfolio.

FairTest Joins MA Coalition to Fund Our Future

FairTest is part of a new Massachusetts coalition with a simple message: It's time for Governor Charlie Baker and the state legislature to make it their number one priority to reinvest $1.5 billion a year in public education, from pre-K through college, with the funding increase not attached to any additional testing.

Our public education system is a key part of what makes Massachusetts a great place to live and work. But testing overkill, combined with austerity school funding, has undermined our schools and our quality of life.

65+ Ways Schools Have Cheated on Testing: Manipulating High-Stakes Exam Scores for Political Gain

Drawn from government and media reports by FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing

updated – December, 2018

“Beyond The GRE” Campaign And “GREXIT” Web List Seek To Downplay Tests In Graduate School Admissions

for further information:
Sandra L. Petersen, PhD  413 545-1808           
or Bob Schaeffer (FairTest)  239 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Thursday, November 1, 2018

FairTest Reacts to the 2018 SAT Scores & Score Charts

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FairTest Reacts to the 2018 ACT Scores & 2018 College Bound Seniors Average ACT Scores

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Join FairTest in Celebrating Monty Neill and Welcoming Andre Green

 
 
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