Schools, Tests, Inequality (NYPIRG/NY)

K-12 Testing

Schools, Tests and Inequality, a special issue of School Voices, a New York City teachers publication, is now available. The special issue was co-edited by People About Change in Education (PACE) and The New York Campaign for Genuine Accountability in Education. The Campaign, led by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and FairTest, developed material on assessment reform activities in New York City. Examples of good assessments, student work samples, and discussions by students, teachers and parents, are included. An excerpt, "Performance Assessment at International High School," is reprinted on page 12.


"Our goal is to inform the public on how quality assessments can be used," said Nicole Hosten, New York Campaign coordinator. "We want everyone to have examples of what they should expect from their schools." This edition is a good complement to FairTest's new Guide to Performance Assessments (see page 2; to order Guide, see page 15). Also included is a special section on IQ, in response to the publication of The Bell Curve.


The 80-page "Schools, Tests and Inequality" costs $4.00, post paid. Orders should be sent to PACE, 115 W. 28th St., New York, NY 10001.