Latest from Bob Schaeffer at Fair Test on Resistance to Corporate Testing Mania

The assessment reform movement gains momentum across the U.S. and even beyond national borders, as parents, students, teachers, administrators, and school board members say “Enough is enough” to standardized exam misuse and overuse. Now is the time to ratchet up pressure on members of Congress and state legislatures to roll back test-and-punish mandates!

Less Testing: More Teaching — Contact U.S. Senators April 8 
National Day of Action for “No Child Left Behind” Overhaul

Fact vs Threat: Schools Unlikely to Lose Federal Funds Due to High Opt Out Numbers

Atlanta School Test Cheating: Lessons Policy Makers Ignore

Are Exit Exams Necessary?: 
More States Say “No” 

Join the Obamas to Opt Out of High-Stakes Testing

 Testing Companies Fight for Assessment Contract

Districts Report High Opt-Out Levels
Colorado Students Use Test Opt-Out Time for Education

 Parents Protest Standardized Exams; Support Opt-Out Bill

District of Columbia
 Test Cheating: How Did it Differ from Atlanta

Senate Passes Bill Curbing State Testing Amid GOP Anger
High Time for a Testing Timeout

: Atlanta Cheating Verdict Reveals Education “Reform” Failure

Students Organize Screening of Anti-Testing Film

: Debunking the Post-Katrina “Miracle”

Parent Explains Why So Many Families Are Opting Out of Testing

: Tell the Schools, “No PARCC For My Kids”
Massachusetts Students Explain Test Flaws

 Governor Continues Effort to Reduce Testing After Rejection by Feds

 Common Core Testing A Battleground Issue

New Hampshire
 Districts Develop Performance Assessment Systems

New Jersey
 PARCC Test Refusals Top 50,000
Nearly 40% of Montclair Students Opted Out from PARCC Test

New York Districts Forced to Drop “Sit and Stare” for Students Who Opt Out
Thousands of New York City Families Will Boycott Math, Reading Exams

North Carolina School Grading System Should Be Erased
North Carolina Teachers Tell Board There’s Too Much Testing

Ohio Auditor Continues Probe Into Test Score Manipulation
Ohio First Year of PARCC Implementation No Picnic

 Sees More Than a Thousand Opt Outs So Far
Oregon Letter Blasts Damage to Education From “No Child Left Behind” Testing Law

High-Stakes Testing Has Many Problems
Less Testing, More Teaching: A Great Move for Pennsylvania Schools

Rhode Island Students and Teachers Find Faults With PARCC Test,101207

Texas Anti-Testing Push Continues at State, Local Levels
Texas Families Start STAAR Opt-Out Movement

Washington State Tests Useless for Measuring Teacher Effectiveness
Washington Parents Protest Use of Non-Validated Smarter Balanced Exams

Canada Testing the Idea of Scrapping High-Stress Exams

United Kingdom Teachers Endorse Boycott of New Test of Four-Year Olds

“Hocus Pocus” and the History of High-Stakes Testing in the U.S.

The Lost Purpose of School Reform

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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