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

Political Leaders, Chamber of Commerce Endorses Anti-High-Stakes-Testing Resolution

State Ed. Board Chair Questions Need for Testing This Year

Get Ready for America’s Next “Education Crisis”

Students Voice Opposition to New Testing Requirement

More Selective Colleges Drop SAT/ACT Testing Requirements — A Model for K-12 Education

Excellent ‘Toon:  “Do Any of You Want to Teach?”

The Terrible Cost of High-Stakes Testing — sponsoring a local forum on the issue is a great initial organizing tool

Student Testing Gets an “F” From Teachers

Too Much Testing Hurts Kids Who Most Need Help — a teacher speaks out

What Real School Reform Looks Like

Tests Confuse “Achievement” with “Aptitude” — Lead to Bad Education

Trying to Revive Arts Education After NCLB

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

Monty Neill, Ed.D.; Executive Director, FairTest; P.O. Box 300204, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-477-9792;; Donate to FairTest:


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