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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,

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)

National Alternatives

This page provides alternative assessment and accountability options based on ESSA as well as alternatives developed earlier. For additional resources on performance assessment and other alternatives, see Authentic Assessment. http://fairtest.org/k-12/authentic%20assessment

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