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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 (http://fairtest.org/actsat-testoptional-list-tops-1000-colleges-univer

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

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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.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 12 -19, 2017

Seasons Greetings&

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

Your financial support makes it possible for FairTest to assist and promote grassroots campaigns with tools such as our new "Testing Reform Victories Surge in 2017: What's Behind the Winning Strategies?

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 29 - December 5, 2017

Public support for what Harvard Professor Daniel Koretz labels the "Testing Charade" (http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/T/bo24695545.html) is dropping rapidly around the natio

FairTest Report: Test Reform Victories Surge in 2017: What’s Behind the Winning Strategies?

FairTest Report: Test Reform Victories Surge in 2017: What’s Behind the Winning Strategies?

Assessment reform campaigns rolled back the amount of testing and slashed

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