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
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2014/08/remaking_accountability_in_california_.html

The Failure of Washington, DC Test-Driven “Reform”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-weiss/dc-public-schools-education-reform_b_5663113.html

Florida Education Officials Continue Testing Misuse
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/commentary-florida-education-officials-misusing-te/ngxQk/

Atlanta, Georgia, School Test Cheating Trial Gets Underway: Understanding the Context
http://atlantaforward.blog.ajc.com/2014/08/10/aps-cheating-trial-begins/
http://news.yahoo.com/12-atlanta-educators-face-trial-widespread-cheating-scandal-142245023.html

Indiana Accepts $3Million in CTB/McGraw-Hill Test Foul-Up Settlement
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/indiana-agrees-3m-settlement-school-test-hitch-24866573

Louisiana Governor Seeks Injunction to Block Use of Common Core Assessments
http://www.nola.com/education/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/08/bobby_jindal_seeks_court_injun.html

New Jersey Board of Ed Reduces Role of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluation
http://www.nj.com/education/2014/08/nj_state_board_of_education_changes_much-criticized_teacher_evaluation_formula.html

New Mexico Teachers Seek Common Core Exam Delay; Development of Better Assessments
http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-9035-tank-the-tests.html

Parent, Educator Pressure Forces Release of Half of New York State Test Questions
http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/education/2014/08/06/test-results-released/13690075/

On School Exam Transparency…

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