Testing Resistance & Reform News; October 21 - 27, 2020

FairTest at 35: What's Happening Now, What's Next for Assessment Reform?
https://www.fairtest.org/fairtest%E2%80%99s-35th-%E2%80%93-what%E2%80%99s-next-assessment-reform

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National Biden Campaign Will Not Commit to Spring 2021 Testing Waivers; Trump/DeVos Oppose Them
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/10/biden-state-testing-waivers.html

California Selective High School Will Admit Students by Lottery Next Year
https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/Lowell-High-School-will-use-lottery-admission-15662977.php

Colorado Superintendents Call on State to Suspend Spring 2021 Standardized Exams
https://gazette.com/news/pikes-peak-region-school-superintendents-appeal-to-state-to-stop-standardized-testing-this-school-year/article_66f86102-12f7-11eb-a20f-0b37f395042d.html

Florida Our Students Are More Than Standardized Exam Results; School Rankings Based on Test Scores Are Misleading
https://www.apalachtimes.com/story/opinion/2020/10/22/letters-our-students-more-than-test-score/5987454002/

Georgia Re-imagining Public Education Requires Further Reductions in Standardized Testing
https://allongeorgia.com/georgia-opinions/state-superintendent-we-must-reimagine-k-12-education-in-georgia/

Massachusetts School Committee Suspends Use of Exam for Selective High School Admission
https://www.baystatebanner.com/2020/10/22/school-committee-votes-to-drop-exam-for-one-year/

New York Suspend This Year's Annual Testing and Focus on Student Needs
https://dianeravitch.net/2020/10/23/new-york-teacher-suspend-annual-testing-and-focus-on-student-needs/

North Carolina Non-Cognitive Measures Help Assess Student Success
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/the-study-that-helped-this-reporter-understand-student-success

Ohio Bipartisan Legislative Coalition Advances Test Waiver Proposal
https://oxfordobserver.org/3145/schools/ohios-school-districts-may-see-testing-changes-due-to-pandemic/

Tennessee Merits of Standardized Testing During a Pandemic Are Questioned
https://www.murfreesboropost.com/news/state/student-standardized-testing-merits-questioned-in-tennessee-amid-covid-19-pandemic/article_98544e60-5f31-5dc3-af3a-b057d2c853ac.html

Texas Teachers, Lawmakers Seek State Testing Suspension
https://www.kxan.com/news/education/texas-teachers-state-lawmaker-calling-for-staar-testing-to-be-canceled-again-this-year/

University Admission ACT Settles Disability Testing Class Action Lawsuit for $16 Million
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/10/26/act-settles-class-action-16-million

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