Congress to Vote on No Child Left Behind Overhaul

ESEA Reauthorization:

A New Basis to Expand High-Stakes Testing Resistance and Assessment Reform

By Monty Neill

Reform Movement Reacts to Obama Administration Statement, School Chiefs Survey on Testing Overkill

for further information:                                                                 

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

                   cell (239) 699-0468

Guide to organizing by Jeanette Deutermann

See this guide to organizing by Jeanette Deutermann, leader of the hugely successful Long Island Opt Out.

Testing Reform Victories: The First Wave

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill     (617) 477-9792
or Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773                                                         
for immediate release Monday, September 8, 2014

FairTest's Testimony to the Rhode Island Legislature on Graduation Exams

Executive Summary[1]

Testimony of Lisa Guisbond
Policy Analyst for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)
Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare
State of Rhode Island General Assembly


February 26, 2014


A How-To Guide to Community Forums on Testing

Community meetings or town halls are a great way to educate, network and organize around testing issues. Panels of speakers can inform the community about high-stakes testing and its consequences and inspire people to take action. Forums also provide opportunities to promote authentic assessment and related school reforms. Organizers can identify and collect contact information of people willing to participate in further campaigns and actions.  

The Spring 2013 Testing Reform Uprising.

See FairTest short report on grassroots testing resistance in 8 states/districts based on interviews with activists, The Spring 2013 Testing Reform Uprising.


We will post a more detailed report later this summer - so check back.

Building a Successful Assessment Reform Movement

Building a Successful Assessment Reform Movement -- A Three-Part Series by FairTest


FairTest staff analyze the growing resistance to high-stakes tests and propose steps toward growing a larger, more effective movement. Part I discusses the need for over-arching strategies to guide the work. Part II explains why we need to push for authentic assessments. And Part III offers specific tactics activists can employ.

Massachusetts Statement against High-Stakes Standardized Testing

by Massachusetts Professors and Researchers

MA Educators Statement - Press Release Feb. 2013

                            for further information:
                            Prof. Nancy Carlsson-Paige (617) 223-1396
                            Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792

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