More Testing Resistance

From Bob Schaeffer:

The testing resistance continues to expand rapidly across the U.S. with assessment reform news updates from two dozen states in just the past four days. 

 Senate Takes Up Bill Establishing Opt-Out Procedures

Charter Schools See Rise in Test Opt Outs

Connecticut Testing: The Truth About Smarter Balanced

District of Columbia
 Test-and-Punish Policies Have Not Worked

Assessment Reform Movement is Test for Jeb Bush Presidential Aspirations
State Senate Bill Would Examine Testing Fallout

Georgia School Testing Still Does Not Make the Grade

 Schools Drop Arts, Music for Testing

Educators Seek Three-Year “Hold Harmless” Period From Any New Test Evaluations
Louisiana Parish Topped 15% Opt Outs

District Reports More Than 50% Opt Outs

Maryland Test Study Commission Approved by Both Houses of State Legislature

Massachusetts Educators Explain How Testing is Undermining Learning and Teaching

 Parents Reject State Tests to Reduce Pressure on Kids
Kalamazoo College Goes ACT/SAT Optional

New Jersey 
Testing Obsession is Damaging Learning and Teaching
Educators, Parents and Students Plan “Take Back the PARCC” Event

New Mexico 
PARCC Protest at School Chief’s House
New Mexico Teachers Question Times Devoted to Testing

New York 
Billionaires’ Plan to Remake Public Education
New York Governor Uses Flawed Tests as Political Weapon

North Dakota 
Opt-Out Movement Heats Up

 Superintendent “Profoundly Concerned About New Common Core Tests”
Excessive Testing Consumes Learning Time in Ohio

Oklahoma Teachers Slam Emphasis on State Tests

House Passes Bill to Suspend Test Consequences for Teachers and Schools

Pennsylvania “Test In” Shows Parents, Teachers Question Value of New Exams

Rhode Island 
Districts Have Large Numbers of Opt Outs

Texas Common Core Tests Are a Failure
Texans Advocating for Meaningful Assessment (aka Mothers Against Drunk Testing) Powerpoint

 State Board Will Not Use Smarter Balanced Scores to Evaluate Schools This Year

Virginia Governor Signs Bill Into Law Repealing A-F Grades

Test Security vs Privacy in the Social Media Age

New Video “Defies Measurement” Available for Free

Parents of Disabled Children Tell National Groups: “You Do Not Speak for Our Children”

“No Child Left Behind” Is a Cheats’ Charter

The Cult-Like Religion of Corporate Ed Reform

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
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mobile- (239) 699-0468


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