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Action Alert! Cancel ALL State K-12 Exams Now -- Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 16-24, 2020

Pressure from grassroots activists and a bipartisan group of policymakers has forced President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos to allow states to suspend federal standardized exam requirements in the wake of the coronavirus. To protect public school children, educators and their families, state leaders must now be pressed to:
  1) Apply immediately for waivers of federal assessment mandates by filing a formal request with the U.S. Department of Education to be relieved of Every Student Succeeds Act testing obligations; AND

States Must Apply for Federal Testing Waivers; Eliminate All Other Testing Requirements

Pressure from grassroots activists and a bipartisan group of policymakers has forced President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos to allow states to suspend federal standardized exam requirements in the wake of the coronavirus. But to completely eliminate Spring 2020 testing, state leaders must
  1) file formal requests with the U.S. Department of Education to be relieved of Every Student Succeeds Act testing mandates for this year, and
  2) lift all requirements for state-required testing by legislative action to amend state laws or by executive order

2019 SAT Scores: Gaps Between Demographic Groups Grows Larger

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2019 The Best Year Ever for Test-Optional Higher Ed. Admissions

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Bob Schaeffer(239) 395-6773                                         

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for immediate release Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Global SAT Subject Test Security Breach; Scores Compromised

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FairTest Reacts to the 2019 College Admissions Scandal

Between expensive test prep, pricey advisors, unethical, and, in this case, downright illegal behavior, ACT and SAT scores are easily “gamed” by those with financial means. To reduce the unfair advantage that people with abundant resources have in our test-reliant admissions system, FairTest leads the national movement for test-optional admissions policies. Today more than 1,000 colleges and universities have test-optional policies that evaluate an applicant's entire portfolio.

“Beyond The GRE” Campaign And “GREXIT” Web List Seek To Downplay Tests In Graduate School Admissions

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Sandra L. Petersen, PhD  413 545-1808           
or Bob Schaeffer (FairTest)  239 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Thursday, November 1, 2018

FairTest Reacts to the 2018 SAT Scores & Score Charts

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Major New Study Shows Test-Optional Policies Increase Diversity, Preserve Academic Quality

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

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

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Bob Schaeffer(239) 395-6773                                         

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for immediate release Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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