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Organizing: Strategic Resources, Reports, Analyses

Organizing: Strategic Resources, Reports, Analyses 

This page includes FairTest discussions of testing reform organizing and links to supporting materials on high-stakes testing and authentic assessment.

New York Performance Standards Consortium Fact Sheet

Performance Assessments Succeed in New York

FairTest News Release on Public Letter about Standardized Testing by 120+ Children's Authors & Illustrators

for further information:                                                                 
Dr. Monty Neill (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer    (239) 395-6773

Public Letter on Standardized Testing from Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Youth

October 22, 2013

President Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

Public Letter on Standardized Testing from Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Youth

October 22, 2013

President Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

Opting Out

Just Say No to the Test

“Opting out” of testing is a potentially powerful way to resist No Child Left Behind and the way standardized testing distorts and corrupts K-12 classrooms. Growing numbers of parents and students are questioning the value of NCLB testing and saying they want to exercise the right to opt out.

Comprehensive School Quality Reviews

Comprehensive School Quality Reviews: FairTest has
collaborated with Coalition for Effective Schools on a Working Paper
(PDF)
and a Summary (PDF) of a Review system. 

Fact Sheet: A Better Way to Evaluate Schools (PDF)

“A Better Way to Evaluate Schools” outlines a 3-part school evaluation system – school quality reviews, limited standardized testing, plus school-based and local evidence.

Multiple Measures: A Definition and Examples from the U.S. and Other Nations

"Multiple Measures: A Definition and Examples from the U.S. and Other Nations."

 

Includes a 2-page summary, 10 pp of text, and 2 appendices.

Recommendations for Overhauling ESEA/NCLB

The Forum on Educational Accountability has released its 2010 recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently named “No Child Left Behind.” FEA prepared this summary of the recommendations. (PDF file)

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