FairTest: Resistance to High-Stakes Testing Continues to Grow Across Nation

This is the weekly update from FairTest about the movement against high-stakes testing. FairTest has been leading the figh against the misuse and overuse of standardized testing since 1985.


 


Bob Schaeffer writes:


 


 


The “spin” on today’s first story may be a bit ahead of the curve. But the testing resistance and reform movement is making significant progress, as this week’s clips from half of the nation’s 50 states clearly demonstrate. To win even more tangible victories, we have to ratchet up the pressure on policymakers at the federal, state and local levels to significantly reduce testing overuse and end high-stakes standardized exams.


 


Boycotters Might Be Winning Battle Over Standardized Testing

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No Child Left Behind Has Failed

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Scholarly Support for Assessment Reform

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500+ Researchers Sign Letter to Congress: Stop Test-Driven “Reforms”

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Send a Message to Congress Today — Real NCLB Reform = Less Testing + No High-Stakes

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San Diego California School Board Unanimously Supports End of Annual Federal Testing Mandate

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Test Scoring of Schools Being Dismantled in California

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Colorado Teachers Protest New Standardized Testing

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Parents Should Refuse Connecticut’s Smarter Balanced Exams

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Florida Educators and Parents Demonstrate Against Toxic Testing

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More Florida Families Seek Test Opt Outs

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Georgia House Approves Bill to Retroactively Cancel Graduation Test Diploma Requirement

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Hawaiian Teachers Story: My Two Kids

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Illinois Superintendent Questions Value of New State Assessment

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Indiana Testing Turmoil Likely to Boost Opt Out Movement

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New Computerized Assessments Freeze Up During Indiana Stress Test

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Massive Testing Opt Out Looms Over Louisiana Schools

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Don’t Rely on Test Scores to Evaluate Louisiana Teachers

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Maryland Testing is Killing the Joy of Learning and Teaching

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High Stakes Testing Narrows Michigan Education

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Mississippi House Votes to Eliminate Graduation Testing Requirement

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New Hampshire Takes Aim at Testing Overkill

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New Jersey Parents Revolt Against New PARCC Test

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New Jersey Voters Want More School Accountability With Less Testing

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More Than 300 Albuquerque Students Opt Out of New Mexico State Test . . . So Far

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New Mexico Teachers Challenge “Error-Ridden” Test-Based Evaluation System

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New York Education “Reforms” Miss Mark

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Tally of 60,000+ New York Opt Outs in 2014 is Accurate

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North Carolina State Task Force Recommends Testing Overhaul

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North Carolina School Grades Spark Criticism

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Growing Numbers of Ohio Families Opt Out of Common Core Tests

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Activists Urge Parents to Opt Out of Oregon’s New Smarter Balanced Test

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Oregon Testing Debate Moves From Schools to Capitol

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Opt Out Numbers Soar in Pennsylvania

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The Limits of Standardized Testing in Pennsylvania Schools

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High-Stakes Testing Decimates Classroom Teaching in Rhode Island

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Texas Testing Is Like Using a Bathroom Scale to Measure Height

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Texas Refuses Fed’s Demand for Test-Based Teacher Evaluation

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Utah May Cancel Test After First Year

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Tacoma, Washington Parents Take Case Against High-Stakes Testing to School Board

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Washington State Teachers Rally Against “Toxic Testing”

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West Virginia School Board Supports Testing Reduction, Postponing Consequences

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Wisconsin State Testing is a Mess

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How to Tell Parents That They are “Wrong” About Testing

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Uncle Sam is Not Good at Providing “Cover” for School “Reform”

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Bad Apples: Pearson’s Stranglehold on American Education

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Malcolm X and the Problem of High-Stakes Testing

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Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director

FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing

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