Testing Reform in the News: January 10 – 16, 2013

Pop Quiz on Standardized Testing
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/16/pop-quiz-on-standardized-testing/

Teachers at Seattle School Boycott Standardized Tests — Reuters News
Service global wire story
http://news.yahoo.com/teachers-seattle-school-boycott-standardized-test-022855633–finance.html

Why I Won’t Give Students High-Stakes Standardized Tests
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/14/teacher-why-i-wont-give-students-high-stakes-standardized-test/

FairTest Statement on Seattle Test Boycott
http://www.fairtest.org/fairtest-statement-of-support-for-seattle-test-boycott

Standardized Testing Revolt in Texas — Parents Take the Lead
http://prospect.org/article/standardized-testing-revolt
http://www.chron.com/fortbend/news/article/Parents-group-brings-concerns-about-too-many-4176358.php

Texas House Budget Eliminates Funding for State Testing Program
http://www.kwtx.com/centraltexasvotes/home/headlines/Texas-House-Budget-Defunds-STAAR-Test-But-That-Could-Be-A-Problem-186973291.html

Students Need More than Michele Rhee’s Education “Reforms”  — the
author is a new member of FairTest’s Board of Directors
http://www.good.is/posts/students-need-more-than-michelle-rhee-s-education-reforms/

View From the Classroom: Testing is Out of Control
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gregory-michie/standardized-testing_b_2468532.html

The Fallacy of Test-Driven School “Reform”
http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-17359-the-fallacy-of-test-driven-school-reform.html

Over-Testing and Test Misuse Undermine Academic Freedom
http://pressrepublican.com/0200_opinion/x1525005336/In-My-Opinion-Impact-of-testing-on-academic-freedom

Teachers Need Freedom to Use Multiple Approaches
http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301130039&gcheck=1

Why Not Ask Teachers How to Improve Schools?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/15/1179264/-Why-Not-Ask-Teachers-How-They-Would-Improve-Our-Schools#

Waving the Flag for Formative Assessment
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/09/15popham.h32.html

Test-Driven Education “Reform” Movement Has Been a Costly Failure
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130113/OPINION/130119923/1074

High-Stakes Testing is Not the Answer
http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/jan/15/high-stakes-testing-is-not-the-answer/

Astroturf Activism: Who Is Behind “Students for Education Reform”?
http://www.thenation.com/blog/172174/astroturf-activism-who-behind-students-education-reform#

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