Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 27, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!  The continuing high pace of assessment reform stories -- and victories ! -- over the holidays bodes well for campaigns to reduce standardized exam misuse and overuse in 2019. Help your friends and allies stay up to date with new developments and resources by encouraging them to sign up for these free weekly updates at http://www.fairtest.org/weekly-news-signup

Florida The Impact of Testing on Our Schools
http://meghendricks.com/2018/12/26/the-impact-of-testing-on-our-schools/

Michigan Educators Criticize Lame Duck School Grading Bill
https://www.lenconnect.com/news/20181227/lenawee-county-education-leaders-critical-of-lame-duck-school-grading-bill

Nevada Youth Forum Attendees Agree That Testing Overkill Undermines Learning
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jan/01/us-school-system-is-in-need-of-modernizing/

New Jersey  Court Strikes Down PARCC Graduation Test
https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/new-jersey-court-says-parcc-test-rules-cannot-be-used/article_0ebc0a4b-0ba5-5409-a3c9-254e934be723.html

New York Tying Teacher Evaluations to Student Test Scores is Wrong
https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/28/letter-tying-students-scores-to-evaluations-is-wrong/

Ohio Student Campaign Helped Pass Graduation Test Alternatives Law
http://www.thesuburbanite.com/news/20181228/springfield-students-help-in-passing-graduation-legislation

Pennsylvania New Path for Schools Has Less Focus on Test Scores
http://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-education-pedro-rivera-schools-20181231.html

Rhode Island Longer School Day Would Allow More Time for Testing
https://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20181226/letter-stephen-krashen-too-harsh-to-schedule-longer-days-of-school

South Carolina Test Score Gap Reflect History of Educational Underfunding

International Singapore Schools Back Away From Test-Driven Education
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/new-school-year-sees-shift-from-exams-a-test-for-some-parents

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