Resistance to Over-Testing is Alive and Kicking

… from Bob Schaeffer at Fair Test …

Once again, this week’s stories come from more than half the states as the testing resistance and reform movement rapidly accelerates across the U.S. and wins more victories.

What Test Scores Reveal About the “No Child Left Behind” Legacy
Five Issues Which Will Decide if No Child Left Behind Era is Over

Some Schools Resort to “Bribing” Kids to Get Them to Take Tests

‘s Problem Linking Common Core Tests to High-Stakes Testing
Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Student to Opt Out of Standardized Exams

California Testing Protests Include Opt Out Movement and San Diego School Board Resolution
California Phys. Ed, Arts, Music Courses Are “Collateral Damage” in Push to Boost Test Scores

 State School Board Says Test Opt Outs Will Have No Negative Consequences for Students, Teachers or Schools
More Colorado Families Opting Out of New State Assessments

Connecticut Voters Agree: Schools Should Spend Less Time on Testing
Many Key Questions Not Yet Answered About Connecticut State Tests

Delaware Opt-Out Movement May Prompt State Review of Testing Policy
Lawmakers, Educators Seek Delay on Tying New Delaware Test to Teacher Evaluation

Florida Lawmakers, School Administrators Incensed Over Computer Exam Fiasco; Seek Test Suspension
Computer Testing Disaster Fuels Calls for Florida Assessment System Overhaul

Idaho Debate Brews Over Standardized Testing

Illinois Test Scores Not Best Predictor of School Outcomes
Chicago Principal Supports Parents Opt-Out Drive

Indiana Maps Out Minor Changes to Avoid Repeat of Testing Uproar
Indiana State Super Says: “A Test Never Taught Anyone to Read”—A-test-never-taught-anybody-to-read–5413872

Louisiana Parents’ High Anxiety as PARCC Testing Looms
Opt Out of PARCC Billboards Pop Up in Louisiana

Maine Bill Would Allow for Opting Out of Testing

Maryland Policy Makers Weight Testing Issues–20150303-story.html
Governor Questions Maryland Testing Volume

Michigan Teacher of the Year Blasts Standardized Testing Policy

Minnesota Governor Wants to Cut Number of Tests Students Take

Mississippi Parents Opt Their Children Out of Testing 
Mississippi Moves to End Exit Exam Passage Requirements–Graduation-Tests

New Hampshire District Promises No Punishment for Students Who Opt Out
New Hampshire Gets Fed’s Permission to Reduce Testing, Pilot Performance Assessment

New Jersey State Assembly Passes Bills Curbing Testing Excesses
PARCC Testing Can’t Be Fixed

New Mexico Test Protest School Walkouts Continue

New York City School Chancellor Blasts Gov. Cuomo for Test-Based Teacher Rating Scheme
Long Island, N.Y. Activists Sustain Opt-Out Pressure

North Carolina School Grades Don’t Pass the Test

Ohio Won’t Punish Schools for Students Who Opt-Out of State Exams
Ohio State and Federal Lawmakers Work Together to Reduce School testing

Pennsylvania Schools Should Be Judged by Inspections, Not Test Scores

Rhode Island Parents Say No Mandatory Participation in PARCC,100574?
Reliance on PARCC Test Will Spell Disaster for Rhode Island

Tennessee Task Force to Look at District Testing Overuse

Texas Standardized Testing Creates Parental Worries
Tide Turns Against Federal “No Child Left Behind Law” Born in Texas

Wisconsin Over Testing Takes Joy Out of Learning and Teaching
Why Wisconsin Parents Are Sitting Their Kids Out of Tests

High-Stakes Testing Has Trickled Down to Kindergarten

Common Core Test Tutoring Companies See Business Boon

The Big Error of School “Accountability”

Ditch the SATs and ACTs
FairTest List of “Test-Optional” Colleges and Universities

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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