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New York Performance Standards Consortium Fact Sheet

Performance Assessments Succeed in New York

Why Teacher Evaluation Shouldn’t Rest on Student Test Scores

FairTest Infographic: Common Core: More Tests, But Not Better

 

Common Core Assessment Myths and Realities: Moratorium Needed From More Tests, Costs, Stress

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How High-Stakes Testing Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline Infographic


 

8 Ways To Fight High-Stakes Testing Infographic

 

8 Steps to Work for Testing Reform Fact Sheet

  1. Sign yourself and persuade your local school board and community organizations to endorse the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing. It is on the web at: http://timeoutfromtesting.org/nationalresolution/. Also:
    a)    Endorse the Joint Organizational Statement on NCLB.
    b)    Use NCLB overhaul recommendations of Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA).

What's Wrong with Standardized Tests Infographic


 

What's Wrong With Standardized Tests?

Are standardized tests fair and helpful evaluation tools?

Not really. On standardized exams, all test takers answer the same questions under the same conditions, usually in multiple-choice format. Such tests reward quick answers to superficial questions. They do not measure the ability to think deeply or creatively in any field. Their use encourages a narrowed curriculum, outdated methods of instruction, and harmful practices such as grade retention and tracking.

Are standardized tests objective?

National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing - Sign Now!

FairTest, 12 other organizations, and prominent individuals have drafted the following a national Resolution on High-Stakes Testing. We call organizations and individuals to endorse it. We also encourage people to write letters and get organizations to endorse it; here are some tools you can use.

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