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How Testing Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline

(note: this fact sheet is available for download as a print-formatted PDF file)

Recommendations for Overhauling ESEA/NCLB

The Forum on Educational Accountability has released its 2010 recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently named “No Child Left Behind.” FEA prepared this summary of the recommendations. (PDF file)

FairTest is There

 

Congress Needs a Different ESEA Blueprint

By Monty Neill, Interim Executive Director


This was posted on the National Journal blog at
http://education.nationaljournal.com/2010/03/sizing-up-the-new-blueprint...


The Obama Administration's "Blueprint for Reform" continues to rely far too heavily on standardized tests to control schools and define learning. As a result, it provides far too little reform of the discredited No Child Left Behind law (NCLB). Too much of this plan merely rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic.

FEA Press Release on proposed "No Child" Overhaul

Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA)
http://www.edaccountability.org


for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell (239) 699-0468

for release at 1pm, Wed., March 17, 2010 panel – 1333 H St., NW, Suite 300, East Tower, DC

 

FairTest in the News Febraury 2010

On February 17, the Washington Post "The Answer Sheet" blog featured a contribution by FairTest's Lisa Guisbond on linking teachers' pay to their students' test scores, which attracted more reader comments than any other posting to the site in the past several months:

The Atlanta Journal Constitution on FairTest's National Merit Score Re-Post

National Merit Scholarship Corp. Bullies School To Remove Scores From Web; Fairtest Re-Post’s “Censored” Data To Show Biases

for further information:

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

cell  (239) 699-0468


for immediate release, Monday, February 8, 2010

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORP. BULLIES SCHOOL COUNSELOR
TO REMOVE STATE-BY-STATE QUALIFYING TEST SCORES FROM WEB;
FAIRTEST RE-POST’S “CENSORED” DATA TO SHOW AWARD’S BIASES.

FairTest Reaction to President Obama's State of the Union Proposals on School "Reform"

for more information, contact
Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 522-0801
Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773


for immediate release, Wednesday evening, January 27, 2010

Paying Teachers for Student Test Scores Damages Schools and Undermines Learning

NOTE: for a PDF formatted version of this fact sheet click here)

Independent researchers have found that evaluating and paying teachers for test scores is either damaging or irrelevant to improved learning.*  Unfortunately, even evidence of harm does not seem to affect the growing popularity of such schemes. Policymakers, including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, should stop promoting this failed approach.

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