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As more students opt out of tests, average scores plunge at some Minneapolis schools

Alejandra Matos , Star Tribune, May 2, 2015 Historic numbers of top students are exercising a little-known right. “There are unintended consequences of opting-out,” interim Minneapolis Superintendent Michael Goar said, with school officials adding that they expect more declines in average test scores as more students decide against taking the exams. The newest math scores […]

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Testing resistance and reform news

Bob Schaeffer, FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing, September 16, 2014 It’s only the middle of September but assessment reformers have already recorded an initial set of “wins” for the new school year: Pittsburgh significantly reduced district-mandated testing, and Florida suspended a controversial statewide reading exam. Building on successes of the recent past, escalating […]

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