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Personalized Learning or Continuous Online Testing?

Technology “permits us now to do in nanoseconds things we shouldn’t be doing at all.”
– Gerald Bracey

Education policymakers and technology providers have joined forces to accelerate a longtime push for “test data-driven” education interventions. Both sectors look to computer-based curricula and data collected with online tests to control classrooms and define educational outcomes.

Support Testing Reform on Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow, November 29, is “Giving Tuesday,” a national time for generous donors like you to provide much needed funding for the non-profits whose work they support

To help eliminate high-stakes standardized exams, please take advantage of this special day to support FairTest.

Simply go to http://www.fairtest.org and use the red “Donate” button at the top right.

Test-Optional Admissions list Tops 900 Colleges and Universities

for further information, contact:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773                                         
          mobile  (239) 699-0468

 

for immediate release Monday, November 13, 2016

Overhauling Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning: New Opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Overhauling Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning:

New Opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act

 

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates valuable opportunities to replace standardized tests with performance assessments. These can promote the engagement, creativity and critical thinking skills that have been stifled by teaching to standardized tests.

Fighting for Assessment Reform under ESSA

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the latest version of the long-standing Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It replaces the widely despised “No Child Left Behind.” The new law presents both opportunities and dangers for the testing resistance and reform movement.

Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill

Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill

This report describes how states can overhaul their assessment systems under the Innovative Assessment pilot program in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  It shows policymakers how to:

SATs Drop Again, as Test-Optional Movement Surges

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Half of "Top 100" National Liberal Arts Colleges Do Not Require ACT/SAT

for further information, contact:

Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773                                        

            mobile  (239) 699-0468

 

for immediate release Monday, September 19, 2016

Back-To-School Report Tallies 2016 Testing Reform Victories

for further information:                                                                
Lisa Guisbond (617) 959-2371
Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773

For release Wednesday, September 8, 2016

More Colleges Drop ACT Requirement as Taxpayer Subsidized Test Volume Grows

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