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Help FairTest Grow the Testing Reform Movement

FairTest is a national hub for the test resistance and reform movement.  Every day, thousands of parents, educators, journalists and public officials use our web materials or contact our office for help. With your help, FairTest can meet the exploding demand for assistance and leadership. Together, we can build and sustain a vibrant movement and win major change.

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 21 - 24, 2015

The testing resistance continues to expand rapidly across the U.S. with assessment reform news updates from two dozen states in just the past four days. 

Arizona Senate Takes Up Bill Establishing Opt-Out Procedures
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2015/03/23/arizona-bill-let-parents-opt-standardized-test/70322302/

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 18 - 20, 2015

Normally, FairTest sends out these news clips summaries once a week, early each Tuesday afternoon. With school standardized exam season now in full gear, however, the flow of stories about testing resistance and reform actions is accelerating rapidly. This special edition  -- with updates from more than half the 50 states over just three days -- reports on the first, too-modest steps by policy makers across the U.S. to respond to the growing grassroots pressure for assessment reform. 

FairTest testimony to Connecticut legislature on testing reform.

Download a PDF Copy of FairTest testimony to Connecticut legislature on testing reform Here

Computerized Testing Problems: 2013 -2015

compiled by National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)

 

2015

CALIFORNA – “New State Standardized Tests Begin After Rocky Trial Run,” Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2015.

FLORIDA – “Amid Technical Problems, Miami-Dade School System Postpones New Tests,” Miami Herald, March 2, 2015

GEORGIA – “Milestones Online Student Testing System Crashes in Test Run,” Athens Banner-Herald, January 21, 2015

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 11 - 17, 2015

As the peak of spring standardized exam season nears, parents, students, teachers, superintendents, school board members, and state officials are escalating campaigns to stop testing overuse and misuse.  Once again this week, testing resistance and reform stories come from more than half the 50 states demonstrating the breadth and depth of the national movement

Arkansas Parents Frustrated by PARCC Test Confusion
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/d/story/parents-frustrated-by-parcc...

Write to Senator Warren encouraging her to fight to reduce federal testing mandates.

Please send this letter to Senator Warren encouraging her to fight to reduce federal testing mandates and end test-based sanctions.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 4 - 10, 2015

Once again, this week's stories come from more than half the states as the testing resistance and reform movement rapidly accelerates across the U.S. and wins more victories.

What Test Scores Reveal About the "No Child Left Behind" Legacy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/03/10/no-child-...
Five Issues Which Will Decide if No Child Left Behind Era is Over
http://neatoday.org/2015/03/04/five-issues-will-decide-era-no-child-left...

Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 25 - March 3, 2015

Across the U.S. the testing resistance and reform movement is rapidly expanding as annual standardized exam begin in many schools. This week's stories from more than half the 50 states clearly show the significant impact that parents, students, teachers, administrators and community leaders are having on policy makers in the fight against testing misuse and overuse.

FairTest Opt Out Resources
http://fairtest.org/get-involved/opting-out
Fact Sheet: Why You Can Boycott Testing Without Fear of Federal Penalties for Your School

Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 18 - 24, 2015

With the annual standardized exam season about to begin in the nation's public schools, the testing resistance and reform movement is speaking out loudly both on Capitol Hill and in many state capitals. Make sure to add your voice so more politicians get the message.

U.S. House Scheduled to Vote on NCLB Revisions This Friday
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2015/02/house_set_to_pass_n...
National Teachers Unions Step Up Lobbying Efforts on "No Child" Rewrite

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