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

Diane Ravitch's blog

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
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/13/boycotters-might-be-winning-battle-over-standardized-testing

No Child Left Behind Has Failed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-child-has-failed/2015/02/13/8d619026-b2f8-11e4-827f-93f454140e2b_story.html

Scholarly Support for Assessment Reform
http://thejournal.com/articles/2015/02/12/anti-testing-backlash-gets-scholarly-support.aspx
500+ Researchers Sign Letter to Congress: Stop Test-Driven “Reforms”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/02/14/more-than-500-researchers-sign-nclb-letter-to-congress-stop-test-focused-reforms/

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

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