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Fairtest: The Latest News about Testing Resistance and Reform

05 Nov

Diane Ravitch's blog

This was a big week for news about standardized testing and test scores.

Two major stories dominated the week’s news. President Obama’s belated recognition of standardized exam overkill and another federal government report documenting academic stagnation during the “test-and-punish” era provided more ammunition for the country’s rapidly growing assessment reform movement. In many states parents, educators, local officials and community leaders are gearing up for major campaigns to significantly reduce testing volume, eliminate high-stakes, and open the door to better ways to assess student learning.

Please join FairTest in honoring two assessment reform leaders — Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Lani Guinier — by supporting next week’s “Heroes in Education” award reception:
http://fairtest.org/FairTest-to-honor-LaniGuinier-and-NancyCarlssonPaige
Your contribution will help build an even stronger testing resistance and reform movement.

National NAEP Results Add to Evidence of Test-and-Punish Failure
http://fairtest.org/fairtest-reaction-latest-naep-results-add-evidence
National Can the Obama Administration Really Pare Back Standardized Testing:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/schooled/2015/10/30/obama_wants_fewer_standardized_tests_how_serious_is_he.html
National Ed Groups to Congress:…

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