FairTest: Testing News of the Week

Diane Ravitch's blog


The growing impact of the assessment reform movement is clear in this week’s clips, many of which reflect a critical perspective on test overuse and misuse. This fall’s elections will play a major role in determining whether new public officials will roll back standardized exam overkill or if the same old officials will continue discredited test-and-punish policies.

Arizona Why Is “D” Rated School Shamed Instead of Helped
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2018/05/29/arizona-low-performing-schools-notify-neighborhood-state-letter-grade/635073002/

Florida Test Score Fixation Causes Concerns for Parents
http://www.wflx.com/story/38282136/standardized-tests-causing-concern-for-parents
Florida Late Test Score Reports Delay Grade Promotion Decisions Before School Ends
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2018/05/22/will-my-florida-third-grader-have-to-repeat-the-grade/

Georgia Are Test Scores Fair Way to Judge Charters . . . or Any Schools?
https://www.myajc.com/blog/get-schooled/are-test-scores-fair-way-judge-charter-schools-any-schools/SnON9X4GXVJMf1KbrBnzkL/
Georgia Poverty, Other Social Factors Best Ways to Predict Test Scores
https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/students-took-their-milestones-tests-but-what-will-the-scores-reveal/Wz9Z4KkcN3eH18L2cQo0yK/

Illinois Test Scores Sunk After Chicago Closed 50 Public Schools
http://abc7chicago.com/education/test-scores-suffered-after-cps-closed-50-schools-in-2013-study-says/3506585/

Indiana Schools May Get Two Different Grades This Year
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/20180529/schools-to-get-2-separate-grades

Massachusetts Legislators Cut Exam Funding to Challenge Testing Status Quo
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2018/05/27/with-tug-purse-strings-lawmakers-challenge-status-quo-standardized-tests/zV4zHCNovJbG3fnnSWycCP/story.html

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