Testing Resistance & Reform News: June 27 - July 3, 2018

Happy Fourth of July! Be sure to celebrate the growing movement for independence from standardized testing misuse and overuse.

Arizona Districts Can Drop State Test, Choose Other Standardized Exam
https://tucson.com/news/local/tusd-ditching-azmerit-test-for-high-school...

Florida Inconsistent Treatment of End-of-Course Test Scores
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2018/06/26/officials-seek-consis...
Florida "Accountabaloney" as State Rates Schools with "B" Grades on "Low-Performing" List
http://accountabaloney.com/index.php/2017/07/10/floridas-low-performing-...

Illinois District Protests False Test Data on School Guide Website
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-wes...

Indiana New Graduation Pathways Expected to Include Options that De-emphasize Tests
http://www.wthitv.com/content/news/New-graduation-options-ISTEP-on-back-...

Louisiana Why Are Schools Still Doing Discredited "Value-Added" Teacher Assessment
http://louisianaeducator.blogspot.com/2018/06/gates-sponsored-teacher-ev...

Massachusetts State Considering Robo-Grading Student Essay Exams
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/30/624373367/more-states-opting-to-robo-grad...

Michigan State Ends Use of SAT as Basic Skills Test Requirement for Teaching
https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2018/07/02/michigan-teachers-...

New Jersey More Options for High School Equivalency Exam
https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/opinion/editorials/changes-to-high-s...

New York Report Says Tests Are Turning Kids Into "Zeroes"
http://www.newpaltz.edu/media/the-benjamin-center/db_20_tests_are_turnin...

Ohio Lawmakers Vote to Change Teacher Evaluation, Tests
https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/local-govt--politics/lawmakers-vo...
Ohio Students Need Alternative Pathways to Graduation
https://timesbulletin.com/Content/News/News/Article/Vantage-Superintende...

Oklahoma Don't Measure Schools' Success By Test Scores
https://nondoc.com/2018/06/29/forget-tests-measure-schools-civic-engagem...

Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Bill Delaying Grad Test Requirement
http://www.pikecountycourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20180626/NEW...

Virginia School Investigated for Testing Irregularities
https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/richmond/-i-don-t-think-it-s-going-...

International High-Stakes Chinese Exam is Fundamentally Flawed
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/06/30/the-worlds-most-important-e...
International United Kingdom Don't Let Good Teaching Be Shackled by Focus on Short-Term Test Scores
https://www.tes.com/news/we-cant-let-exams-smother-great-teaching

University Admissions SAT Requirement Waning in Rhode Island and Nationally
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180625/sat-requirement-waning-in...
University Admissions FairTest Database of 1,000+ ACT/SAT Optional Colleges and Universities
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional