FAIRTEST: Resistance to Overtesting Grows

Diane Ravitch's blog

Bob Schaeffer of Fairtest reports:

The pace of assessment reform news accelerates as back-to-school season begins. Note the geographic breadth of the rapidly growing high-stakes testing resistance with stories from 17 states and the District of Columbia just this week. There are also several very good commentaries.

Remaking Accountability in California: Moving Beyond Test Scores

The Failure of Washington, DC Test-Driven “Reform”

Florida Education Officials Continue Testing Misuse

Atlanta, Georgia, School Test Cheating Trial Gets Underway: Understanding the Context

Indiana Accepts $3Million in CTB/McGraw-Hill Test Foul-Up Settlement

Louisiana Governor Seeks Injunction to Block Use of Common Core Assessments

New Jersey Board of Ed Reduces Role of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluation

New Mexico Teachers Seek Common Core Exam Delay; Development of Better Assessments

Parent, Educator Pressure Forces Release of Half of New York State Test Questions

On School Exam Transparency…

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