Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FairTest Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 24 - 30, 2017

FairTest Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 24 - 30, 2017
Bob Schaeffer

Across the country, the academic year is winding down. Many school districts have already closed for the summer. Yet, testing controversies remain as intense as ever with advocates for fewer standardized exams and lower stakes winning more victories.  Remember that assessment reform allies can sign up to receive these free weekly news updates by clicking on:

State Seeks Non-Test Tool to Assess Alternative Schools

Struggles Go Beyond Test Scores at School Serving Impoverished Kids

Teachers Say State ESEA Plan Still Too Heavily Tied to Test Scores

State Will Allow Non-Test Paths to High School Graduation

Maryland New Law Slashes Number of Tests Students Take
Maryland Testimony by FairTest in Favor of Testing Cap Legislation

Teachers Fight World Largest Testing Company

More to Students Than Test Scores

New York 
Standardized Testing System Leaves Some Students in the Dust

Legislative Budget Would Allow Return of Pencil-and-Paper Testing

Board Passes Resolution Calling for Testing Reform

Test Scores Won't Be Reported in Time to be Included on Report Cards

Lawmakers Send Grad Test Reprieve Legislation to Governor
Texas Court Finds Test-Based Teacher Evaluations Flawed

What Happens When Students Design Their Own Assessments?

Legislators Debate Suspending Grad Testing Requirement

University Admissions 
SAT Test Preppery

Employment Testing 
Watch Out If You Are Not a White Man

Worth Reading Mandatory Grade Retention Programs Hurt Children
Worth Reading Programs Try to "De-Stress" High-Stakes Testing

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
office-   (239) 395-6773   fax-  (239) 395-6779
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