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Fairtest: The Anti-Testing Movement is Growing

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This is the last report of the year from Fairtest:

FairTest doesn’t just report the assessment reform news — we often help make it to support the movement. Check out this week’s stories.

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Rage Against The Common Core and Its New Tests
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/opinion/sunday/rage-against-the-common-core.html

Standardized Testing Resistance Expected to Grow in 2015
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/backlash-over-standardized-testing-expected-continue

Colorado Districts Debate Move to Online Exams
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27226140/colorado-school-districts-debate-move-online-state-tests

Connecticut Test-Scoring Guarantees “Failure”
http://m.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-A-system-that-labels-children-as-5969574.php

Hazards of Florida’s Testing Rush
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-hazards-of-rush-on-testing/2211574

New State Committee Will Tackle Florida Testing Controversies
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article4931130.html

Re-Evaluating Illinois’ Assessment System: Who Are Out Masters?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-beyer/who-are-our-masters_b_6352190.html”;

Massachusetts Superintendents Say, “Too Much Testing
http://wwlp.com/2014/12/23/too-much-testing-says-superintendent/

Minnesota Schools Hit Glitches With Online Testing
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27211647/minnesota-schools-hit-glitches-online-testing

Nevada Will End Up on Short End of Common Core Testing
http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/common-core-s-level-playing-field-tilted-coffers

New York Governor Vetoes His Own Bill to Protect Teachers From Flawed Test-Score Ratings
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/nyregion/cuomo-in-reversal-vetoes-bill-that-would-have-protected-teachers-from-low-ratings.html

New York Testing Protest Song

County School Leaders Want North Carolina to Abolish School Grading System
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/12/29/abolish-grading-system-931/

Pennsylvania Student Condemns Test-Driven Education
http://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/student-voices-standardized-testing/article_0ca55fa8-8f8a-11e4-a5f4-37059ed4a2bf.html

Virginia Ed. Secretary Supports Assessment Reform
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/education/article_d571006b-b906-50ae-b5ba-28fd04acf11f.html

Testing Under Fire on Capitol Hill . . . And in the States
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/testing-under-fire-113807.html

Arne Duncan’s False Assumption About Standardized Testing
http://citizensvoice.com/opinion/assumption-about-standardized-tests-is-wrong-1.1808806

U.S. Approach to Closing “Achievement Gap” Is All Wrong
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/12/24/we-are-trying-to-close-the-achievement-gap-all-wrong-teacher/

Standardized Testing Resistance Expected to Grow in 2015
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/backlash-over-standardized-testing-expected-continue

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
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