Testing Reform in the News: February 14-20, 2013

Students, Teachers, Parents Push Back Against High-Stakes Testing Across Nation
http://www.educatedreporter.com/2013/02/students-teachers-push-back-against.html

Schools in Crisis, “Reforms” (including test mania) Not Working, Says Federal Panel
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/us-usa-education-equity-idUSBRE91I15820130219

Too Much MCAS Reliance: Mass. Students Lose Out on Arts, Activities
http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/02/20/more-than-massachusetts-professors-and-researchers-urge-less-reliance-mcas-test/ob8GSYGdp0Kc0TNTnXHNVI/story.html

Open Letter to Arne Duncan from Chicago Teachers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/15/open-letter-to-arne-duncan-from-chicago-teachers/

Student “Zombies” Protest Rhode Island High-Stakes Testing
http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/02/student-zombies-march-on-ri-department-of-education-in-protest.html

Voters Crowd Texas Hearing to Demand Saner Testing Policies
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/19/bill-reduce-state-tests-draws-support-hearing/

Superintendents Criticize High-Stakes Testing
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/13/4620403/superintendents-criticize-high.html

“Texas Miracle” Debunked: Lone Star State Sparks Anti-Testing Revolution
http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/18/with-bushs-texas-miracle-debunked-lone-star-state-sparks-anti-testing-revolution/

Jeb Bush’s “A – F” School Grading Scheme Causes Oklahoma Controversy
http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=61&articleid=20130218_61_A9_ULNSka935248

School “Report Cards” Reflect Graders Ideology, Not Educational Quality
http://nepc.colorado.edu/newsletter/2013/02/review-Students-First-Grades

Florida May Delay Some Common Core Standards and Tests
http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/florida-lawmakers-might-delay-new-education-standards-testing-some-grades

Editorial: High-Stakes Tests Are Killing Our Schools
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20130213/OPINION01/302130015/Editorial-High-stakes-tests-killing-our-schools

Excessive Testing Fleeces Public Schools
http://dianeravitch.net/2013/02/11/the-fleecing-of-public-education/

Commentary: Georgia Wastes Money on Testing
http://savannahnow.com/column/2013-02-15/commentary-georgia-wastes-money-testing#.USDm7FfInoR

Gym Class Becomes Test Prep
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/education/gym-class-isnt-just-fun-and-games-anymore.html

Legal Consequences of High-Stakes Value-Added Teacher Evaluation
http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/1298

Canadian Teachers Question Focus on Testing — Protests Going Global
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Teachers+question+focus+testing/7962364/story.html
Real Accountability or Illusion of Success: A Call to Review Testing in Ontario
http://testingillusion.ca/press-release/

Is Community-Based Accountability the Wave of the Future?
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/02/could_community_based_accounta.html

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