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Testing Reform in the News -- August 30 - September 10, 2012

A spate of excellent opinion columns in the past week.  In reaction to many journalists' queries about the Chicago teachers strike, we are explaining how this work stoppage fits into the growing national resistance to failed, top-down, test-driven educational policies.

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Testing Reform in the News -- August 22 - 29 , 2012

Several positive stories about resistance and assessment alternatives as well as more data about ongoing damage from the high-stakes testing fixation

Resistance to High-Stakes Testing Spreads -- District Administration Magazine Cover Story
    http://www.districtadministration.com/article/resistance-high-stakes-testing-spreads

Testing Reform in the News -- August 15-22, 2012

Lots of good articles in the past week about the still growing resistance to high-stakes testing as well as better ways to assess students, educators and schools. Remember to check out FairTest fact sheets on many of these topics available free online at http://www.fairtest.org -- you will find them very helpful for your advocacy work, letter writing, etc.

California Bill to Stop Test-Based Teacher Evaluation Clears Major Hurdle

Testing Reform in the News -- August 8 - 14, 2012

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Duncan Doubles Down on Failed Ed. Policy

Testing Reform in the News -- July 31 - Aug. 7, 2012

Testing Reform Allies:

After reading this week's installment of clips, remember to take advantage of the many excellent fact sheets, some recently updated, on all facets of assessment reform available for free at http://www.fairtest.org.

Testing Reform in the News -- July 25 - 31, 2012

So many great articles about assessment controversies, so little time to read them all.  Here's a sampling of the most significant from the past week.

AFT Urges Focus on Student Learning, Not Standardized Testing

Testing Reform in the News -- July 18 - 24, 2012

Can't recall a summer with so much assessment reform activity -- has the public (and media) finally recognized that high-stakes testing has "jumped the shark?"

Join the Rebellion to Halt Standardized Tests -- A Model Letter-to-the-Editor Which You Can Easily Adapt and Submit

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/

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