Another Weekly News Roundup from Monty Neill of FairTest

Writes Monty:

Even with the holiday season well underway, the pace of assessment reform news has not slackened. In fact, important new voices, including educational leaders, business officials, and students are joining the ever-growing chorus pushing back against high-stakes testing overkill.
Montgomery County School Chief Seeks Three-Year Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/12/10/moco-schools-chief-calls-for-three-year-moratorium-on-standardized-testing/

Political Leaders, Chamber of Commerce Endorses Anti-High-Stakes-Testing Resolution
http://lubbockonline.com/education/2012-12-10/area-civic-leaders-school-districts-sign-resolution-opposing-high-stakes#.UMd_X2fNmSo

State Ed. Board Chair Questions Need for Testing This Year
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/dec/11/state-education-board-chairman-questions-need-test/?kansas_legislature

Get Ready for America’s Next “Education Crisis”
http://blog.ourfuture.org/20121206/get-ready-for-americas-next-education-crisis

Students Voice Opposition to New Testing Requirement
http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/ProJo/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VFBKLzIwMTIvMTIvMTE.&pageno=MTA.&entity=QXIwMTAwMw..&view=ZW50aXR5

More Selective Colleges Drop SAT/ACT Testing Requirements — A Model for K-12 Education
http://www.golocalprov.com/lifestyle/college-admissions-roger-williams-drops-sat-act-requirement/
http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/more-colleges-go-test-optional-for-admissions_12816.aspx#.UMiz_2ck6So

Excellent ‘Toon:  “Do Any of You Want to Teach?”
http://bobsidlethoughtsandmusings.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/603733_409068182482401_1998295642_n.jpg

The Terrible Cost of High-Stakes Testing — sponsoring a local forum on the issue is a great initial organizing tool
http://www.golocalprov.com/news/aaron-regunberg-the-terrible-cost-of-high-stakes-testing/

Student Testing Gets an “F” From Teachers
http://www.care2.com/causes/student-testing-gets-an-f-from-teachers.html

Too Much Testing Hurts Kids Who Most Need Help — a teacher speaks out
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2012/12/09/st-paul-teacher-too-much-testing-hurts-kids-who-need-help-most

What Real School Reform Looks Like
http://www.alternet.org/education/what-real-school-reform-looks

Tests Confuse “Achievement” with “Aptitude” — Lead to Bad Education
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/12/12/14powell.h32.html

Trying to Revive Arts Education After NCLB
http://diverseeducation.com/article/50028/

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
ph- (239) 395-6773 fax- (239) 395-6779
cell- (239) 699-0468
web-http://www.fairtest.org


Monty Neill, Ed.D.; Executive Director, FairTest; P.O. Box 300204, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-477-9792; http://www.fairtest.org; Donate to FairTest: https://secure.entango.com/donate/MnrXjT8MQqk

 

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