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Testing Reform in the News -- July 12 - July 17, 2012

Lots of good stories from around the U.S. and across the Atlantic

Testing Overkill Earns State an "F" -- FairTest featured in Orlando Sentinel Q & A
  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/os-ed-front-and-center-fairtest-071712-20120716,0,5604784.story

Testing Reform in the News -- July 5 - July 11, 2012

Despite heat, drought and power failures, there's still lots of interesting news from across North America

Computer Glitch Stymies Diploma Exams -- a warning from Canada
   http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Computer+glitch+stymies+Grade+diploma+exams/6896759/story.html

Testing Reform in the News -- June 28 - July 3 , 2012

Good reading about progress and challenges for Independence Day . . . and beyond

High-Stakes Testing Resistance Spreads
   http://www.thebradentontimes.com/news/2012/06/30/schools_and_education/high_stakes_testing_resistance_spreads_across_florida/

Testing Reform in the News -- June 20 - 27 , 2012

The 2011-2012 public school year has now wrapped up everywhere in the country, but journalists continue to crank out important stories about testing problems and alternatives. Still considerable action in Texas, Florida, and DC -- three places where high-stakes testing is most out of control.

Incomplete Report on DC Cheating Ignores Testing Scandals Under Michele Rhee

High-Stakes Testing Resistance Spreads Across Nation

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer     (239) 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HIGH-STAKES TESTING RESISTANCE SPREADS ACROSS NATION;
RESOLUTIONS, BOYCOTTS, OPT-OUTS SHOW INCREASED PUBLIC OPPOSITION
TO FAILED “TEST-AND-PUNISH” SCHOOL POLICIES

Testing Reform in the News -- June 16 - 19, 2012

Even as the academic year winds down, the pace of stories about high-stakes testing flaws and support for assessment alternatives has not slowed one bit

Video -- Growing National Movement Against High-Stakes Public School Testing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gbdTheK9uqY

Testing Reform in the News -- June 13 - 15, 2012

Pop Quiz on Testing

Published in

Education Week

June 11, 2012 (on line) and June 13 (print), 2012
Commentary
By Lisa Guisbond

Testing Reform in the News -- June 8 - 12, 2012

There has been no let up in grassroots pressure to overhaul assessment even as the school year winds to a close around the nation.

Florida Exam-Scoring Fiasco Reveals Flaws of Test-Driven Schooling
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/education/florida-backtracks-on-standardized-state-tests.html

Video: FairTest Honors Diane Ravitch with the Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education Award, June 5, 2012.

See video footage: FairTest Honors Diane Ravitch with the Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education Award, June 5, 2012.
 

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