FairTest Reaction to Class of 2017 SAT Results

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 13-19, 2017

Praising FairTest as "an incredibly vibrant and important organization that provides an essential service" -- and specifically citing these weekly updates -- former PBS education correspondent John Merrow posts FairTest Is Not a Footnote and urges readers to provide more financial support around our upco

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 6 - 12, 2017

Despite severe weather across the southern U.S., campaigns against standardized exam overkill and for better methods of assessment continue to accelerate. FairTest hopes all our allies in Texas, Florida and other states hit hard by hurricanes Harvey and Irma are safe and will soon be able to return to their effective assessment reform activism.

FairTest Reacts to 2017 ACT Scores

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: August 30 - September 5, 2017

As school doors open after the Labor Day holiday, challenges to standardized testing misuse and overuse continue to accelerate across the U.S. -- make sure your assessment reform stories and resources are included in these weekly roundups by sending links to

National Senator Will Introduce Bill to Reduce Number of Federally Required Tests

Testing Resistance & Reform News: August 23 - 29, 2017

You can tell that a new school year is beginning across the U.S. by the surge in testing-related coverage -- this week's clips include news from 20 states as well as national overviews. FairTest is especially pleased that so many stories and columns include strong criticisms of standardized exam misuse and overuse, reflecting a growing consensus for assessment reform that is also revealed in recent public opinion polls. 

WASHINGTON POST: Beyond test scores: The right way to assess students and schools, by Monty Neill



WASHINGTON POST: The list of test-optional colleges and universities keeps growing — despite College Board’s latest jab


The KSU SENTINAL: Opinion: Multiple choice tests are unfair and inaccurate

August 21st, 2017 Chandler Smith

Multiple-choice tests are an unfair and inaccurate way to test how much students have learned.

Students sometimes spend hours preparing for a test, placing emphasis on the wrong material, only to realize once the test is in front of them that they studied for all the wrong things. This can happen when the professor places a higher emphasis on the lectures than the reading material, or vice versa, when students expect the opposite.

NBC NEWS: Does the SAT Still Matter If Nearly 1,000 Colleges Are Test-Optional?

by Susan Donaldson James

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