FairTest: Update on Resistance to High-Stakes Testing

A wealth of information on the resistance to testing.

Diane Ravitch's blog

The 2013-2014 school year may be winding down but Testing Resistance & Reform Spring actions activity continues to accelerate. Remember that back issues of these weekly news summaries are archived at http://fairtest.org/news

Local Delaware School Board Pursues Opt-Out Policy
http://www.doverpost.com/article/20140522/NEWS/140529891/10082/NEWS

Florida Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers Question Standardized Testing Plan
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-kindergarten-first-grade-teachers-question-testing-plans/2180712
Graduation Test Trips Up Most Florida English Language Learners
http://staugustine.com/news/florida-news/2014-05-26/fcat-reading-test-can-spoil-graduations-english-language-learners#.U4MpuLGiUng

Teaching and Learning Corrupted by Georgia End of Course Tests
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/get-schooled/2014/may/24/what-good-teaching-student-helps-teacher-realize-a/

Kansas Investigates Test Score Validity After Computer Administration Problems
http://cjonline.com/news/2014-05-21/officials-check-whether-2014-state-testing-data-valid

“Test Score Gate” in Louisiana
http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/test-score-gate-for-john-white-failure-was-not-an-option/

One-Shot Tests Fail Maine Students
https://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/25/opinion/not-all-evaluations-are-created-equal-how-maine-is-failing-its-students/

Massachusetts School Rankings Beget Fuzzy Math
http://www.telegram.com/article/20140523/COLUMN44/305239900

Minnesota Parents Resist Test Misuse and Overuse
http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/opinion/guest_columns/article_fef745da-c29f-5b79-b9ed-64825397147a.html

Missouri Uses Flawed Test Data to Punish Poor, Minority Students
http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/missouri-uses-flawed-data-to-penalize-poor-minority-students/article_fd33baf3-1871-5209-8697-8aa902fb94e7.html

Local New Jersey School Board Joins National Testing Protest
http://essexnewsdaily.com/news/bloomfield/boe-joins-national-protest-against-standardized-tests

Some New Mexico Teachers Burn Their Test-Based Evaluations
http://krqe.com/2014/05/26/taos-teachers-burn-their-evaluations/

Many New York State School Districts Boycott Pearson Field Tests
http://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/21/many-new-york-districts-are-boycotting-pearson-field-tests/

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