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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

View New Webinar on Authentic Performance Assessment.

View webinar on authentic performance assessment, featuring presenters from FairTest, Learning Record and NY Performance Standards Consortium.

High Quality Assessment for Instruction and Accountability
An FEA Webinar

National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing - Sign Now!

FairTest, 12 other organizations, and prominent individuals have drafted the following a national Resolution on High-Stakes Testing. We call organizations and individuals to endorse it. We also encourage people to write letters and get organizations to endorse it; here are some tools you can use.

Press Release: Colorado Springs Parent Launches Campaign for Parent Rights to Guide Children’s Education

Nina  Bishop is asking parents  across the country to join her in  seeking redress from schools that bully children when parents opt them out of oppressive state testing.  Drawing on her own experience of the difficulties encountered when opting children out of the CSAP, a Colorado state test  instituted in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, Bishop seeks protection under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U. S. Constitution.

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