Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 23 - 29, 2019

Anyone who thinks assessment reform campaigns (and victories) are confined to a few "liberal" states, should check out this week's stories from places such as Mississippi, Oklahoma and Wyoming.  The movement to roll back standardized exam overuse and misuse is truly national, cutting across traditional partisan and ideological lines, and it is accelerating rapidly.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 16-22, 2019

Assessment reform proposals are a high priority in many state capitals as legislative sessions get underway.  Proposed bills call for cutting the number of tests, reducing high-stakes misuses, and stopping the practice of awarding school grades based on test results. Several new governors and superintendents of education are also taking the lead in rolling back standardized exam overkill.

National Is It Time to Kill Annual Testing Requirement?

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 9 -15, 2019

2019 is already proving to be a huge year for assessment reform -- just check out this week's stories from 15 states and the world of college admissions about initiatives to roll back standardized testing misuse and overuse.  There's much more to come -- make sure your friends and allies receive this regular updates by encouraging them to sign up at:

California Testing a Major Issue for Striking Los Angeles Teachers

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 3 - 8, 2019

With new state legislative sessions getting underway, momentum is building for further rollbacks of testing overuse and misuse.  Look for many more victories in 2019 as parents, educators, students and community leaders push for genuine assessment reform.

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.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 19 - 26, 2018

It may be a holiday week, but news about campaigns to roll back testing misuse and overuse has not slowed down. You can help accelerate the assessment reform movement in 2019 by making your most generous possible year-end donation to FairTest

65+ Ways Schools Have Cheated on Testing: Manipulating High-Stakes Exam Scores for Political Gain

Drawn from government and media reports by FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing

updated – December, 2018

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 12 - 18, 2018

Season's Greetings from FairTest!  To avoid interference with the year-end holidays that fall on Tuesdays, our next issues will be distributed on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 and Wednesday, January 2, 2019

If you have found these weekly compilations of news and information about the increasingly effective testing reform movement, please consider including FairTest in your year-end giving

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 5 - 11, 2018

Key components of the test-and-punish agenda continue to collapse from their inherent weaknesses combined with strong pushback from parents, educators and community leaders.  This week's stories show policy makers in many states responding to the flaws of "A to F" school grades, test-score-driven teacher evaluations, and high school graduation exams by implementing new policies that move toward broader forms of assessment.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 28 -December 4, 2018

November's sweeping electoral victories for teachers and programs that advance public education have encouraged assessment reformers across the U.S. to push back against new test-and-punish initiatives and reverse current misuses of standardized exams. FairTest believes 2019 will be a year of major victories in the movement for assessment policies that support better teaching and more learning.  Watch this space for new developments!


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