Another Weekly Roundup of News on the Movement Against Testing Mania

This is from Bob Schaeffer at FairTest, as usual:


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

Standardized Tests Take Over the School Day

High-Stakes Testing Leads to Increased Incarceration
See FairTest Infographic “How High-Stakes Testing Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Support for Common Core Testing Declines Dramatically
see FairTest fact sheet: Common Core Assessments: More Tests But Not Much Better

ACLU Sues Rhode Island Over Grad Test Requirement

Florida School Grading System a “Politically Manipulated Scam”
Convoluted School Grading System Fails. Yet Jeb Bush’s Disciples Are Pushing It in Other States

Erase to the Top: Tainted Philadelphia Scores Demonstrate Flaws of Test-Driven School “Reform”

Widespread Test Cheating at New Orleans Charters and “Reconstruction” Schools

Oklahoma (and Indiana) Seek Test-Company Penalties for Exam Screw-ups

Why Are Texas Test-Takers Being Held More Accountable Than Test-Makers 

Standardized Testing’s Casualties — another excellent Letter to the Editor,0,6581072.story

Minnesota Plans K-12 Testing “Without the Tears and Trauma”

Focus on Test Scores Misses the Point on Urban Education

State Testing Makes Kids Hate School

Students Tell Policy-Makers: Stop Corporate Ed “Reform” and High-Stakes Testing

Key School “Reform” Questions Beg for Answers

Five Basic Lessons on Public Education

New Books on Assessment Reform
“The Mismeasure of Education” —
“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


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