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Here is the weekly update from FairTest, which monitors the use and abuse of standardized testing. The movement to curb the abuses is multiplying.

Bob Schaeffer of FairTest writes:

Another incredible week for the assessment reform movement — school boards adopting strong resolutions calling for a suspension of high-stakes testing, candidates speaking out against standardized overkill, new Congressional legislation to reduce federal mandates and many excellent commentaries at the same time parents, teachers and community organizers continue to speak out! Keep the heat on.

Remember that back issues of these weekly updates and other timely resources are archived at: http://fairtest.org/news

Another Test is Not Best Strategy to Help Arizona Students Learn Civics
http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/another-test-not-best-answer-for-learning-civics/article_5f212266-41d9-11e4-80e5-0017a43b2370.html

Future of California High School Exit Exam Undecided
http://edsource.org/2014/fate-of-high-school-exit-exam-undecided/67604#.VBwVicmwRrs

Why My Kids Will Opt Out: Colorado’s State-Mandated Tests Do Not Support Learning
http://www.reporterherald.com/opinion/letters/ci_26560294/state-mandated-testing-does-not-serve-learning

Colorado Teacher Refuses to Administer Common Core Tests
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2014/09/colorado_teacher_refuses_to_gi.html

11 Large Florida School Boards…

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