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Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 21 - 27, 2018

Today is Giving Tuesday.  If you find these weekly summaries of assessment reform news stories helpful, we hope you will include FairTest among the groups you support with year-end donations.  You can contribute here --  https://donatenow.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 14 - 20, 2018

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all!   FairTest is especially thankful for all the grassroots activists and policymakers who have won so many assessment reform victories in 2018.
 
You can help the movement to end testing misuse and overuse become even stronger by making your "Giving Tuesday" donation to FairTest during this holiday week.
 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 7 - 13, 2018

Last week's sweeping electoral changes mean that new leaders should be more receptive to assessment reform initiatives in many jurisdictions. Contact FairTest for assistance in running your winning grassroots campaign!

Florida If Anyone is to Blame for Low Test Scores, It's the State Legislature

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 31 - November 6, 2018

You don't need another reminder that it is Election Day.  But, do remember that your vote can boost candidates who support genuine assessment reforms, not another layer of counter-productive test-and-punish schemes.  If you want to change policies, you have to change the policy makers!

National What Education Wonks Will Be Watching for in Election Results

“Beyond The GRE” Campaign And “GREXIT” Web List Seek To Downplay Tests In Graduate School Admissions

for further information:
Sandra L. Petersen, PhD  413 545-1808           
or Bob Schaeffer (FairTest)  239 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Thursday, November 1, 2018

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 24 - 30, 2018

Grassroots pressure to overhaul testing intensifies as the mid-term elections draw near.  Be prepared to start meeting with newly elected policy-makers to educate them about your agenda before the year-end holidays.

FairTest Reacts to the 2018 SAT Scores & Score Charts

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 17 - 23, 2018

Election Day 2018 is only two weeks away.  There's still time to identify and support candidates who will promote assessments that advance deeper learning and stronger teaching, not impose counter-productive test-and-punish policies.  Remember: if you want to change bad policies, you have to change policy makers!

National Vote Against Narrow-Minded School "Reformers" Who Promote Test-and-Punish Policies

FairTest Reacts to the 2018 ACT Scores & 2018 College Bound Seniors Average ACT Scores

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 10 -16, 2018

More assessment reform progress to report with Pennsylvania about to roll back its high school exit test and Indiana offering graduation pathways that do not rely on testing.  But, there are still many stories about the negative impacts of testing overkill, particularly the damage done to minority and low-income children.

Arizona Educators Blast "A to F" School Grading Scheme

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