Bob Schaeffer’s Weekly Roundup of Resistance to Corporate Testing

As another season of politically mandated standardized exam overkill gets underway in schools across the U.S., leading national assessment reform groups have launched “Testing Resistance & Reform Spring” to support and connect the many grassroots protest campaigns whose stories are reported in these weekly clip summaries. If you have not signed up already, please do so today at:

Testing Resistance & Reform Spring Alliance Formed to Bring Sanity to
Education Policy
Timely Statement by Former U.S. Labor Sec. Robert Reich on Eve of
Testing Resistance & Reform Spring Launch
Campaigns Against Test Misuse, Overuse Explode Across Nation
New National Alliance Aims to Unite Grassroots Opposition to Testing

High School Grades Are Better Predictors of College Performance Than
Test Scores Are
New Report: Test-Optional Admissions Promotes Equity and Excellence

The Failure of Test-Based School “Reform” — By the Numbers

Test-Based “Accountability” Does Not Work

No High-Stakes Testing Moratorium, No Common Core

Common Core Testing Costs Strain Rural Schools

Washington State Senate Revolts Against Teaching to the Test
Feds Threaten Washington State With Return to NCLB Testing Rules

Chicago Parents Organize Opt-Out Campaign,0,1746622.story

Left and Right in Colorado Agree on Testing Cutback
Colorado Students Take a Stand Against One-Size-Fits-All Test-Driven

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Continues to Support Common Core Test-Based Evaluation

Computerizing a Poor Standardized Exam Does Not Magically Make it Better
(or Stop Test Score-Misuse)
Common Core Assessments: Myths and Realities

Teacher Apologizes to Third Grades for Being Forced to Label Them with
Test Scores

Mom of Severely Disabled Boy Asks Florida School Board to Let All Kids
Experiencing “Pain and Suffering” Opt Out of High-Stakes Testing

Washington, D.C. Mayoral Candidate Says Test-Driven Schooling is a Failure

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich Blasts “Obsessive Focus on
Standardized Tests”

Test Score Pressure May Lead to More ADHD Drug Prescriptions

NCLB Waivers Reinforce Flawed Accountability Measures

Important New Book: “50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public
Schools” by David Berliner, Gene Glass and Associates

/Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director/
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