Testing Resistance and Reform News: January 24 - 30, 2013

From the Pacific Northwest to New England and from Chicago to Austin, the grassroots push back against high-stakes testing overkill is rapidly expanding across the nation. And, there's even more evidence that school "reform" driven by standardized exam results is not supported by either academic research or real-world, classroom experience. 

High-Stakes Testing and Opting Out -- Recording of recent, oversubscribed Parents Across America webinar with FairTest's Monty Neill, Garfield High teachers, and other leading activists

Testing Reform in the News: January 17 - 23, 2013

As the length of this week's list of good stories and resources indicates, resistance to high-stakes testing continues to escalate across the nation -- from Washington State to Texas and Oklahoma to New Jersey as well as many communities in between.  Note the leadership roles being played by teachers, administrators, parents, academic experts and FairTest . . . all pulling together for real assessment reform!

8 Ways To Fight High-Stakes Testing Infographic


Testing Reform in the News: January 10 - 16, 2013

As we move closer to the annual high-stakes exam season, ever more articles highlight the growing nationwide resistance to test misuse and overuse.

Be sure to start by "testing" your knowledge about current assessment reform developments. Don't worry; our quiz is not high stakes!

Pop Quiz on Standardized Testing

Testing Reform in the News: January 4 - January 9, 2013

The new year kicks off with another excellent set of stories about the growing assessment reform movement and the many flaws of test-driven policies.

Sixth-grader Persuades WashPost Columnist to Support Testing Moratorium

Testing Reform in the News: December 28, 2012 - January 3, 2013

Happy New Year !  The pace of stories about the accelerating movement against high-stakes testing slowed only slightly over the holidays. 

Let's make 2013 a year of more victories for assessment reformers.  Don't hesitate to call on FairTest for assistance with your local campaigns, and be sure to use the many free resources available at http://www.fairtest.org

Testing: Education's False Proxy Trap

Testing Reform in the News: December 21 - December 27, 2012

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Many thanks!  Here's this week's news

NC State Super: Testing Craze Wastes Taxpayer Dollars

Testing Reform in the News: December 13 - December 19, 2012

More good material for your holiday season reading and viewing pleasure

New Montgomery Super Showed Courage in Denouncing Standardized Tests

What's Wrong with Standardized Tests Infographic


Testing Reform in the News -- December 7 - December 12, 2012

Even with the holiday season well underway, the pace of assessment reform news has not slackened. In fact, important new voices, including educational leaders, business officials, and students are joining the ever-growing chorus pushing back against high-stakes testing overkill.

Montgomery County School Chief Seeks Three-Year Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing

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