Bob Schaeffer’s Weekly Roundup of Resistance to the Billionaires’ Educational League of Charlatans & Hucksters

I’ve been remiss on not posting Bob Schaeffer’s lists. We public school teachers, parents and students should remember that not all is lost. When enough folks fight back, we will win.

Here’s this week’s list from FairTest:

With Common Core pilot-tests looming on the horizon, calls for a moratorium on the new assessments and a reduction in test volume, not another round of increases, are intensifying.

Common Core Assessments: The Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

 

Advocates Press Gov. Cuomo for Common Core Testing Moratorium
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20140113/NEWS/301130023/Common-Core-concerns-directed-Cuomo

 

Fact Sheet: Why a Common Core Moratorium is Necessary
http://www.fairtest.org/common-core-assessments-factsheet

 

Massive Field-Testing Makes Thousands of Children Unpaid Common Core Guinea Pigs
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-more-testing-illinois-20140117,0,5307497,full.story

 

Maryland Schools Need $100 Million Computer Upgrades to Administer New Common Core Exams
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-technology-schools-20140116,0,6187986.story

Bill Seeks Suspension of 2014 Maryland State Tests
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-msa-bill-20140114,0,5292378.story

Montgomery Super: Common Core Test Scores Should Not be Used to Judge Teachers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/16/a-real-school-reform-agenda-for-2014/

 

Virginia Republican State Legislators Join Democratic Governor and Public Majority to Support Testing Rollback
http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/article_e2a3a28a-7d99-11e3-8353-0019bb30f31a.html/

Suburban Richmond School Board Considers Assessment Reform Resolution
http://www.nbc12.com/story/24501112/virginia-school-board-members-called-to-support-sol-test-reform

Virginia Poll Finds Growing Voter Concern About Impact of Standardized Exam Overkill
http://www.cepi.vcu.edu/media/university-relations/cepi/pdfs/CEPI2013-14Poll-SOLandpolicyrelease-final.pdf

Florida Facing Challenge Over Student Testing
http://www.news-press.com/article/20140118/OPINION/301180011/Editorial-State-facing-challenge-over-student-testing

Super Allows Idaho Schools to Opt Out of Some Common Core Field Tests
http://www.idahopress.com/news/local/luna-agrees-to-compromise-on-common-core-testing/article_f03a68ca-7e25-11e3-bed4-0019bb2963f4.html

Louisiana Schools Need Millions More for Common Core Testing Computer Upgrades
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/louisiana_schools_may_need_up.html#incart_river

Philadelphia Test-Cheating Scandal May Be Nation’s Largest
http://thenotebook.org/blog/146824/more-130-philly-educators-implicated-cheating

Minnesota Kindergarten: Too Many Tests; No Time to Play
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2014/01/15/kindergarten-teacher-too-many-tests-no-time-play

Coloradans Say “No” to High-Stakes Testing with Highway Billboard
http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=1000

More Parents Resist Standardized Tests
http://theworldlink.com/news/opinion/editorial/parents-resisting-standardized-tests/article_8e2281ce-81fc-11e3-9bbe-0019bb2963f4.html

New York Could Lead National Away From School Testing Fixation
http://www.wnyc.org/story/opinion-nyc-school-system-critical-tipping-point/

Former Charter School Teacher Reveals Program’s Test-Prep Fixation
http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2014/01/full-interview-with-former-charter.html

Take This Test (Please)
http://takingnote.learningmatters.tv/?p=6730

Diane Ravitch Faults Culture of Tests
http://www.lohud.com/article/20140116/NEWS02/301160100/Ravitch-faults-culture-tests

The Beginning of an End to Sanction-Driven Education?
http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/the-beginning-of-an-end-to-sanction-driven-education/

NCLB 12th Anniversary: Lake Wobegon is Finally Here
http://www.forumforeducation.org/blog/its-finally-here

Education Bills Languish in Congress
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/15/17congress_ep.h33.html

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

 

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Weekly education resistance news roundup from FaiTest

From Bob Schaeffer:

With schools open across the nation, opposition to the planned Common Core Assessments is surging. As protests spread, more commentators are taking note of the disconnect between the growing resistance to standardized exam overkill among parents, teachers and community leaders and the stubborn support of failed testing policies by public officials.

Remember that back issues or these weekly updates are available at: http://fairtest.org/news/whats%20new

Common Core Assessment Myths — New FairTest Fact Sheet

http://fairtest.org/common-core-assessments-factsheet

States Worried About Common Core Tests

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/08/29/states-core-tests/

Most School Districts Cannot Handle Common Core Technology Demands

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/09/05/networks-core-common-002/?ps=23351-0013000000j04Vt-0033000000q5P4J

Why a Common Core Standards Proponent Opposes the Common Core Tests

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/e-d-hirsch-jr/common-core-tests_b_3824859.html

A Test for New York Mayoral Candidates

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/test-mayoral-candidates-article-1.1444953

Stop and Frisk These Test Scores

http://thejosevilson.com/stop-and-frisk-these-test-scores/#sthash.6ysFVRdT.9Krxphzo.dpbs

New Yorkers Organize “Send Back the Scores” Protest Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/238152966333080/

More Georgia Parents Eager to Opt-Out of State Tests

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/88130/

Illinois District Super Says Cut-Score Increase will “Push Students Off Cliff”

http://www.gcsdblogs.org/kuffel/?p=847

Back to School for Providence Student Activists

http://providence.thephoenix.com/news/155349-extracurricular-activism/?page=1#TOPCONTENT

North Carolina Parents, Teachers Seek Testing Moratorium

http://www.mecklenburgacts.org/2013/09/stop-high-stakes-msl-tests-now/

Failed Tennessee Testing Model Perpetuates Educational Injustice

http://truth-out.org/news/item/18476-state-failures-national-models-and-the-perpetuation-of-educational-injustice

The Flaws of Politicians’ School Grading Schemes

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56819173-82/schools-students-grading-utah.html.csp

Huge Disconnect Between Public and Policymakers on Education

http://takingnote.learningmatters.tv/?p=6527

Five Bad Education Assumptions the Media Keeps Recycling

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/08/29/five-bad-education-assumptions-the-media-keeps-recycling/

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
office- (239) 395-6773 fax- (239) 395-6779
mobile- (239) 699-0468
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Another Weekly Roundup of News on the Movement Against Testing Mania

This is from Bob Schaeffer at FairTest, as usual:

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How much more evidence do policy makers need before they recognize that test-and-punish policies have failed? Learning gains have stagnated, progress toward closing the “achievement gap” has stalled, and their constituents increasingly reject the strategy. Even some of their strongest newspaper editorial page allies — including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times — are saying that it is time to look at alternative approaches.  Enough is enough!

Major National Survey Finds Parents Strongly Oppose Standardized Testing Misuse and Overuse
http://www.aft.org/newspubs/press/2013/072213b.cfm

Standardized Tests Take Over the School Day
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/23/1225947/-Standardized-tests-take-over-the-school-day#

High-Stakes Testing Leads to Increased Incarceration
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10458
See FairTest Infographic “How High-Stakes Testing Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline
http://fairtest.org/pipeline-infographic

Support for Common Core Testing Declines Dramatically
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/common-core-academic-standards-94628.html
see FairTest fact sheet: Common Core Assessments: More Tests But Not Much Better
http://fairtest.org/common-core-assessments-more-tests-not-much-better

ACLU Sues Rhode Island Over Grad Test Requirement
http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20130723-r.i.-aclu-plans-to-announce-lawsuit-over-necap-graduation-requirement.ece

Florida School Grading System a “Politically Manipulated Scam”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/19/floridas-change-to-school-rating-system-called-scam/
Convoluted School Grading System Fails. Yet Jeb Bush’s Disciples Are Pushing It in Other States
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/convoluted-school-grading-system-fails-all/2131954

Erase to the Top: Tainted Philadelphia Scores Demonstrate Flaws of Test-Driven School “Reform”
http://www.citypaper.net/cover_story/Erase_to_the_Top.html

Widespread Test Cheating at New Orleans Charters and “Reconstruction” Schools
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2013/07/state_documents_detail_standar.html

Oklahoma (and Indiana) Seek Test-Company Penalties for Exam Screw-ups
http://newsok.com/oklahoma-educators-need-to-get-beyond-testing-troubles/article/3865122

Why Are Texas Test-Takers Being Held More Accountable Than Test-Makers
http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2013/07/commentary-amid-school-testing-scandal-why-are-test-takers-being-held-more-accountable-than-test-makers/ 

Standardized Testing’s Casualties — another excellent Letter to the Editor
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0721-sunday-standardized-tests-20130721,0,6581072.story

Minnesota Plans K-12 Testing “Without the Tears and Trauma”
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/18/daily-circuit-state-testing

Focus on Test Scores Misses the Point on Urban Education
http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Ann-Evans-de-Bernard-Focus-on-test-scores-misses-4662379.php

State Testing Makes Kids Hate School
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20120527/LIFESTYLE/205270316/Drat-State-testing-makes-bright-kids-hate-school

Students Tell Policy-Makers: Stop Corporate Ed “Reform” and High-Stakes Testing
http://www.students4ourschools.org/educationrevolution.html

Key School “Reform” Questions Beg for Answers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/18/key-questions-begging-for-answers-about-school-reform/

Five Basic Lessons on Public Education
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/19/five-basic-lessons-on-public-education-short-and-long-versions/

New Books on Assessment Reform
“The Mismeasure of Education” — http://www.infoagepub.com/products/The-Mismeasure-of-Education
“Left Behind in the Race to the Top” — http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Left-Behind-in-the-Race-to-the-Top

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

Bob Schaeffer’s Weekly Roundup of News on Resistance to Corporate EduTesting

Bob Schaeffer of FairTest has been compiling weekly summaries of news articles showing how folks all across the country are resisting the corporate agenda of test, test, test. Here is his latest one:

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The pushback against high-stakes testing continues to accelerate with more parents, teachers, students, administrators, and educational policy makers recognizing that the current approach has failed and an increased focus on the looming danger from Common Core assessments.

Virginia Supers Worry That School Grades Will Primarily Measure Student Poverty
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/va-superintendents-worry-new-grading-scale-will-measures-poverty-not-instruction/2013/06/26/d7ad7566-de68-11e2-948c-d644453cf169_story.html

Editorial: New Florida School Grading Standards Are a Set-up for Failure
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/30/3475969/new-standards-dont-make-the-grade.html

Students, Parents and Teachers Consider Appealing Delayed NYC Test Scores
http://gothamschools.org/2013/06/26/with-regents-exam-scores-coming-in-attention-turns-to-appeals/

NY State Senator: Instill Lifelong Learning, Not Test-Taking in Students
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130621/OPINION/130629723/1074

Testing Has Reached Its Limits For Some Minnesota Parents
http://www.twincities.com/education/ci_23563367/some-minnesota-parents-testing-has-reached-its-limits

Oklahoma Teachers Ask State to Invalidate All 2013 Test Scores
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/oklahoma-standardized-tests_n_3504730.html

How Pizza Helped Garfield High Teachers Resist Standardized Testing Overkill
http://crosscut.com/2013/07/02/education/115232/arnold-garfield-high-teacherss-inspiration-strikin/

Students Who Take Tougher Grad Tests Are More Likely to End Up in Jail
http://www.businessinsider.com/jail-more-likely-for-students-who-take-hard-finals-2013-7

The Trouble with Common Core
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/27_04/edit274.shtml

The Common Core Testing Nightmare That Awaits Us
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-turner/the-common-core-nightmare_b_3521825.html

Will Common Core Assessment Focus Derail College and Career Readiness
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2013/06/25/fp_barnwell_career.html

Oklahoma Pulls Out of Common Core Testing Consortium: Cites Volume of New Assessments
http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/State_pulling_out_of_standardized_testing_through_consortium/20130701_19_0_StateS605337?subj=1

Union Worried Testing Will Cause More to Turn Against Common Core
http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/07/01/union-worried-testing-could-cause-public-to-turn-on-common-standards/

Common Core Assessment Consortium to Delay Some New Tests By a Year
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/06/testing_group_delays_some_components_for_one_year.html

See FairTest Common Core Assessment Fact Sheet
http://www.fairtest.org/common-core-assessments-more-tests-not-much-better

Time for Education “Reform” Reset
http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/6252013-an-education-reset/

Connection Between Test Scores and College Performance is Tenuous
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130630/OPINION/130639986
See FairTest’s List of More than 800 ACT/SAT Optional Schools
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

The Perils of Standardized Testing: Six Ways it Harms Learning
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/the-perils-of-standardized-testing/

Test-Driven System Stifles Creativity Says Survey of U.S. Parents and Teachers
https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-06-24-education-system-stifles-creativity-say-teachers-parents

Careful What You Want and How You Measure Getting It
http://www.golocalprov.com/news/julia-steiny-careful-what-you-want-how-you-measure-getting-it/

Defining Students, Teachers and Schools By a Number Does Not Improve Learning
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2013/06/i_was_once_defined_by_a_number.html

The Revolution Will Not Be Standardized
https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/01-6

Finland’s Education Ambassador Spreads the Word About a Better Alternative
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jul/01/education-michael-gove-finland-gcse

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

Weekly Round-Up of Ed-related News from FairTest

Here is yet another list of news items about resistance to the Global Educational Deformation Movement, from Bob Schaeffer of FairTest.

NC State Super: Testing Craze Wastes Taxpayer Dollars
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/21/3739031/morrison-177-state-tests-waste.html#storylink=cpy

Top-Down Testing Programs Send Wrong Message to Students and Teachers
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/overabundance-tests-schools-sends-wrong-message-article-1.1224846

Pressure Builds for Texas Test System Overhaul
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-lawmakers-eye-falling-STAAR-4142444.php

The Gap Between Education Research and Testing Policy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-jennings/mind-the-gap_2_b_2324262.html
FairTest Fact Sheet: Why Teacher Evaluation Shouldn’t Rest on Student Test Scores
http://fairtest.org/sites/default/files/Teacher-Evaluation-FactSheet-10-12.pdf

Hearts and Souls of American Teachers  — A School Board Leader Speaks Out
http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/hearts-and-souls-american-teachers#.UNcwqJGY-sk.mailto

4,000 Rhode Island Teachers Sign Petition Against New Evaluation System
http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/12/evaluation-system-puts-ri-teachers-on-edge.html

South Carolina Teachers Criticize Test-Based Grading Plan
http://www.thestate.com/2012/12/26/2568261/sc-plan-to-grade-teachers-stirs.html#.UNxPCGeDmSp

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

Schaeffer also makes a pitch for donations:

If you find these news summaries helpful, please consider making a year-end gift to FairTest so we can continue this important work.  All donations are completely tax-deductible.

To contribute, simply click on http://tinyurl.com/SupportFairTest or mail your check to FairTest, P.O. Box 300204, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Published in: on December 27, 2012 at 11:28 am  Leave a Comment  
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A Roundup of Articles on Real Education Reform

   – this is by Bob Schaeffer of Fair Test

With the 2012 election now history, we can return to the hard work of making politicians see the light about the need for real assessment reform.

FairTest offers several new columns and fact sheets as resources for that ongoing campaign along with links to a number of good pieces by our allies

Why So Many People Are Saying “Enough is Enough” to High-Stakes Testing
 http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/10/31/why-so-many-people-say-enough-enough-high-stakes-testing

Better Alternatives to Standardized Testing
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/02/an-alternative-to-standardized-testing-for-student-assessment/

A Better Way to Evaluate Teachers
 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-darling-teacher-evaluations-20121105,0,650639.story

High-Stakes Testing Promoter Booted as Indiana Super; Replaced by Teacher
  http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20121107/ELECTION01/311079919/1002/LOCAL

An Open Letter to President Obama
  http://www.good.is/posts/an-open-letter-to-president-obama-from-bill-ayers/

Another Educator Calls on Obama to Change Course
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/07/a-call-for-president-obama-to-change-course-on-education/

Parents Complain About Too Much Testing to Oklahoma Super, Who Agrees
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20121108_19_A15_CUTLIN194727

Common Core Tests = More Taxpayer $$$  — this is a national issue (see FairTest fact sheet at: http://fairtest.org/common-core-assessments-more-tests-not-much-better)
  http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-education/school-district-needs-to-spend-12-million-on-compu/nSsxw/

Closing the Achievement Gap: Have We Flat-Lined?  — more evidence that test-driven schooling is a failure
http://eyeoned.org/content/closing-the-achievement-gap-have-we-flat-lined_379/

Is Test-Mania Killing Interest in Science Teaching?
  http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2012/11/is_test_mania_killing_interest.html

Philadelphia Suspends Faulty School Rating System — hard data got in the way of another faith-based evaluation system
  http://thenotebook.org/blog/125293/philly-district-suspends-school-rating-system-seeks-fix

Pearson Pays Out $623K for Test-Scoring Error That Blocked Graduation
  http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20121025/NEWS01/310240052/Pearson-North-America-scoring-error-prevented-5-Mississippi-students-from-graduating-affected-121-others

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
ph-   (239) 395-6773    fax-  (239) 395-6779
cell-  (239) 699-0468

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Recent Articles Against Race to the Trough and other Deformations of US Public Education

Bob Schaeffer of FairTest has been compiling weekly lists of good articles that give a view from ordinary schools and households on what it’s been like under NCLB and its successor, RTTT. Here’s Schaeffer’s latest list.   — gfb

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Assessment reform pressure continued to escalate even as Hurricane Sandy slammed ashore.  Best wishes to our friends and allies in the mid-Atlantic states as they recover from the storm.

Arne Duncan’s Legacy: Doubling Down on High Stakes Testing Failures
http://education.nationaljournal.com/2012/10/what-has-arne-done-for-us.php#2258005

Texas Tests Breed Schools for Scandal
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/guest-column-tests-breed-schools-scandal/

Testing in Kindergarten — Whatever Happened to Story Time?
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/testing-consumes-kindergarten-class-time-in-chicago/Content?oid=7740293

Hudson Valley Parents Rip Excess Testing
http://newyork.newsday.com/westchester/westchester-now-1.3784383/hudson-valley-parents-rip-excess-school-testing-1.4152170

Data Missing for School Improvement Grant Claims
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/10/transparency_watch_obama_has_t.html

The MLK Imperative in an Era of “No Excuses”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/27/1149535/-The-MLK-Imperative-in-an-Era-of-No-Excuses

Researchers Urge “Caution” in Use of Value-Added Scores
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/10/25/10valueadd.h32.html

Measuring the Worth of a Teacher
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-teacher-evals-20121029,0,592261,full.story

The Naked Emporer: What Test Scores Don’t Tell Us
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/young-minds/201210/what-test-scores-dont-tell-us-the-naked-emperor

Superintendent Dissects Race to the Trough’s Flaws
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/10/31/school-superintendent-to-thomas-friedman-why-you-are-wrong-about-race-to-the-top/

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
ph-   (239) 395-6773    fax-  (239) 395-6779
cell-  (239) 699-0468
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This Week’s Articles on Damage Done By Educational DEformers

I am reposting this entire email from Bob Schaeffer. People should read these:

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From : Bob Schaeffer

Another incredibly visible week for assessment reformers.  Lots of media coverage documenting the damage from high-stakes testing as well as better alternatives.  Here are some of the best editorials, stories, columns and blogs.

Putting the SAT in Its Place
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-sat-college-20120926,0,2884825.story

Outdated SAT Needs to be Retired
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/outdated-sat-needs-to-be-retired/2012/09/26/0d0f60da-07a9-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html

California Reduces Role of Student Test Scores in School Ratings
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-brown-bills-20120927,0,6744403.story

Graduation Test Requirements: Inequitable, Punitive or Just Plain Dumb
http://www.golocalprov.com/news/graduation-requirements-inequitable-punitive-or-just-plain-dumb/

More Cheating Scandals Inevitable: National Education Policy Built on Test Scores is Undermined
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/more-cheating-scandals-inevitable-as-states-cant-e/nSPqj/

Outside of School Factors Dominate Test-Score Differences
http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2012/09/study_outside_of_school_factor.html

New Teacher Evaluations Start to Hurt Students
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/new-teacher-evaluations-start-to-hurt-students/2012/09/29/f6d1b038-0aa6-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_blog.html

Teacher of the Year Criticizes Focus on Test Scores
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/education/july-dec12/2012teacher_09-26.html

New Book — One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of Schools
http://www.antonnews.com/syossetjerichotribune/news/25229-nikhil-goyal-leading-a-learning-revolution.html

Do Parents Really Want More than 200 State-Mandated Assessments for Their Children
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-richardson/do-parents-really-want-ov_b_1913704.html

Staking Too Much on One Test
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/staking-test-article-1.1170754

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

 

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