Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 7 - 13, 2018

The 2018 school testing season is already on the horizon.  That means more local organizing against standardized exam overkill leading to heightened attention by policy-makers to assessment reform.  As always, the more grassroots pressure, the better the prospects for meaningful change.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 31 - February 6, 2018

With stories about assessment reform appearing in fully one-third of all U.S. states over just the past week, it is clear that the movement to eliminate standardized exam misuse and overuse continues to accelerate across the country.

Alabama District Criticizes State's School Report Card

California Parents Applaud Multi-Measures School Performance "Dashboard"

State ESSA Plans: Uneven Progress Toward Better Assessment and Accountability

for further information:

Dr. Monty Neill    (617) 477-9792

Lisa Guisbond     (617) 959-2371

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 24 - 30, 2018

Week after week, news stories demonstrate the many ways test-driven schooling is failing students, families, educators and taxpayers. It's no wonder, then, that the assessment reform movement continues to grow across the U.S. 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 17-23, 2018

The drumbeat of evidence documenting the damage to educational quality and equity from high-stakes exams is forcing policymakers to reconsider their commitment to testing overuse and misuse. Look for many more assessment reform victories as 2018 state legislative sessions move into high gear.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 10 -16, 2018

As the number of colleges and universities implementing ACT/SAT-optional admissions policies tops 1,000 (

ACT/SAT Test-Optional List Tops 1,000 Colleges, Universities

for further information, contact:

Bob Schaeffer(239) 395-6773                                         

            mobile  (239) 699-0468


for immediate release Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 27, 2017 - January 9, 2018I

Happy New Year to the thousands of readers of FairTest's weekly assessment reform news clips.  With this first issue of 2018, we want to remind you that previous editions are archived at 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 20 - 26, 2017

We hope you've enjoyed receivingTesting Resistance & Reform News and consider it a valuable tool for staying informed about the national movement against testing overkill.

2017 National Grange High Stakes Testing Resolution

The National Grange has passed a strongly worded resolution against high stakes testing. It calls on the “U.S. Congress and administration to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently known as the "Every Child Succeeds Act''), reduce the testing mandates, promote multiple forms of evidence of student learning and school quality in accountability, and not mandate any fixed role for the use of student test scores in evaluating educators.” Test-focused education has caused much harm in rural as well as urban and suburban schools.

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