Thursday, February 16, 2017

Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 8 - 14, 2017 FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing

Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 8 - 14, 2017
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
Bob Schaeffer

The pace of both testing resistance and assessment reform is definitely quickening as the late winter/early spring 2017 standardized exam season draws nearer. Great to see so many policy makers questioning the fundamental role and value of current volumes of testing and the stakes attached to them.

"A to F" School Grading Scales Distort Public Perception of Schools

 Feds Question Whether ACT Test Is Aligned With State's Standards

District Drops Graduation Testing Requirement

Model Grassroots Opt-Out Guides Published
Florida Lawmakers Question Value of High-Stakes Testing
Florida Districts Move to Reduce Local Testing Mandates

Seniors Will No Longer Have to Pass Test to Graduate

New Name But Largely Same Old Failed Test

Do State Assessments Really Do What They Say They Do?

Major Debate About How Often Students Should Be Testing

Educators Look Beyond Testing to Measure Student Success

 Superintendent Says Test Scores Measure Poverty, Not Academic Performance

New York State to Review Teacher Certification Exams

North Carolina 
Promise to Cut Standardized Exams Will Be Put to the Test

 Supers Criticize State ESSA Plan That Does Not Cut Testing

Oklahoma Legislators Seek Permanent Exemptions From Third Grade Promotion Test Law

 State's Changing Testing Plans Confuse Teachers, Students
Texas A to F Ratings Spur Calls for School Assessment Change
Texas Houston Drops Stakes for Some Standardized Tests

Utah School Grading System Reflects State's Failure Not Public Education

West Virginia
 Legislators Question Governor's ACT Testing Proposal

University Admission Who Is Overseeing the SAT?

Worth Reading
 Public Education Should Prioritize Quality Not Test Competition

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
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