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
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/12/29/6-reasons-your-kid-could-have-less-standardized-testing-2016
National New K-12 Law Adds to Policy Change Buzz as State Legislatures Convene
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/01/06/new-k-12-law-adds-to-buzz-as.html
National New Year’s Toast to Resignation of “Testocracy Tsar” Arne Duncan
http://www.progressive.org/news/2016/01/188484/arne-duncan-testocracy-tsar-educational-alchemist-corporate-lackey
National Meet the New Federal Ed. Boss, Much the Same as the Old Boss
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/01/02/why-the-new-education-secretary-is-a-lightning-rod/

Alabama Teachers Deserve Better Evaluation Than Just Test Scores
http://www.oanow.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-teachers-deserve-better-evaluation-than-simply-test-scores/article_a18da45c-b1a5-11e5-b7fa-0b6becff101c.html

California New Year Brings Focus on Technical Problems With Standardized Tests
http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/12/29/56557/new-year-brings-a-focus-on-tech-problems-with-stan/

Colorado Test Opt Outs Were a Top Story of 2015
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/no-8-story-of-2015-students-opt-out-of-standardize

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

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