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NEW SCHOOL YEAR: DOUBLING DOWN ON FAILED ED. POLICY

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: DOUBLING DOWN ON FAILED ED. POLICY

Washington Post "The Answer Sheet" Blog -- August 9, 2012

This was written by Lisa Guisbond, a policy analyst for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, known as FairTest, a Boston-based organization that aims to improve standardized testing practices and evaluations of students, teachers and schools.

 

 

By Lisa Guisbond

High-Stakes Testing Resistance Spreads Across Nation

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

 

for immediate release, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HIGH-STAKES TESTING RESISTANCE SPREADS ACROSS NATION;
RESOLUTIONS, BOYCOTTS, OPT-OUTS SHOW INCREASED PUBLIC OPPOSITION
TO FAILED “TEST-AND-PUNISH” SCHOOL POLICIES

Pop Quiz on Testing

Published in

Education Week

June 11, 2012 (on line) and June 13 (print), 2012
Commentary
By Lisa Guisbond

FairTest's Op Ed in The Atlanta Journal Constitution: When put to a test, testing culture flunks

By Robert Schaeffer

Across the U.S., the politically mandated misuse of standardized tests is damaging public schools and the children they serve. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigation of suspicious test scores around the nation is just the latest example. Experts may debate the methodology, but there is no question that cheating on standardized exams is widespread. In just the past three academic years, FairTest has documented confirmed cases of test score manipulation in 33 states plus the District of Columbia.

 

FairTest's Letter on High Stakes Testing to the Equity Commission

March 27, 2012

The Equity and Excellence Commission:

Dear Members of the Commission: The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is concerned about the damage done to educational equity and excellence by the use of high-stakes testing. Among the widely documented problems are:

FairTest to Honor Diane Ravitch with the Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education Award

Date and Time: Tuesday, 5 June, 6:00-830 p.m.

Place: Julia Richman Educational Complex, 317 East 67th St., New York City

FairTest on the Atlanta Cheating Scandal

 

Diane Ravitch to Receive FairTest's "Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education" Award

At a reception and ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Julia Richman Education Complex in Manhattan, New York City, FairTest will honor Diane Ravitch for her longtime commitment and contribution to public education, especially to educational equity.  

FairTest is now on Facebook and Twitter!

Come follow FairTest on Facebook and Twitter! Keep up with the latest news on Assessment, the "No Child Left Behind" reauthorization, and Test Score Optional Admissions. FairTest is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/FairTest/18387767859 (click "Like"); and you can follow us on Twitter at @fairtestoffice.

FairTest in the News - April 2010

4/9/10: FairTest had a featured contribution in the popular Washington Post blog '"The Answer Sheet"  --

      http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/obama-ed-bl...

 


Friday, 4/2/10, FairTest had a long letter-to-the-editor that ran across the top of the USA Today editorial page --

      http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/04/letters-testandpunish-system-is-i...

 

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