Testing Resistance and Reform News from Across the Nation

Diane Ravitch's blog

This is FairTest’s weekly report:

Happy 2016 ! Across the U.S., the grassroots testing reform movement is gearing up to win more victories in the coming year. Look for larger, broader opt-out campaigns focusing more pressure on state and local policy-makers to roll back standardized exam overkill and enable better forms of assessment.

National Six Reasons Students Could Face Less Standardized Testing This Year
National New K-12 Law Adds to Policy Change Buzz as State Legislatures Convene
National New Year’s Toast to Resignation of “Testocracy Tsar” Arne Duncan
National Meet the New Federal Ed. Boss, Much the Same as the Old Boss

Alabama Teachers Deserve Better Evaluation Than Just Test Scores

California New Year Brings Focus on Technical Problems With Standardized Tests

Colorado Test Opt Outs Were a Top Story of 2015

Connecticut Superintendents Criticize State Funding Threat for Districts With Low Test…

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