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Poll on NCLB: Americans Want a Useful Overhaul of Education Policy.

Poll on NCLB: Americans Want a Useful Overhaul of Education Policy" by Monty Neill was published the March/April 2011 issue of Social Studies and the Young Learner.

Position Paper on NCLB and the School to Prison Pipeline

FairTest and five other organizations have issued a paper, Federal Policy, ESEA and the School to Prison Pipeline. It looks at testing, school climate and 'zero tolerance' discipline policies as causes of the Pipeline, and makes recommendations on assessment, accountability, discipline and student re-entry to schools.

FairTest Press Release on 2011 State of the Union Speech

FairTest urges President Obama to use State of the Union address to
overhaul education policy, rely on research and evidence, not ideology,
cut mandated testing and improve assessment. See the full news release.

Fact Sheet: A Better Way to Evaluate Schools (PDF)

“A Better Way to Evaluate Schools” outlines a 3-part school evaluation system – school quality reviews, limited standardized testing, plus school-based and local evidence.

FEA: A Research- and Experience-Based Turnaround Process

June 17, 2010

FairTest in the News - June 2010

Friday's New York Times gives FairTest the lead reaction quote in a story about how high-stakes testing pressures cause some educators to cheat on standardized tests.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/education/11cheat.html?src=mv

The article, (also posted on the nytimes.com home page), includes a link to our website, which has already generated dozens of visitor referrals.  This is the fifth or sixth time the nation's leading newspaper has quoted FairTest this year.

Testing, Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline

FairTest and Advancement Project co-sponsored a webinar on testing, discipline
and the school-to-prison pipeline.

 

Check out the powerpoint presentation from the webinar here.

 

Watch a film of the Webinar here.

 

FEA Recommendations for Improving ESEA/NCLB

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 comments on US Education Department's "Race to the Top Assessment Program" hearing in Boston on Nov. 12.

FairTest comments on US Education Department's "Race to the Top Assessment Program" hearing in Boston on Nov. 12. 

- See oral remarks in text or PDF.

- See detailed comments (including oral remarks) in PDF.


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