These references outline some of the issues surrounding test development, student and teacher experience, and using student test scores to rank teachers and schools . . . and how WE can advocate for improvements.
Testing Culture: A Community Conversation
A NC Families for School Testing Reform event 5-6-2019
Teachers, parents, education specialists, community leaders, and elected officials meet to discuss public school testing
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NC Families for School Testing Reform talks about how the organization was formed, the problems of school testing , and how we are defining our mission…
- The Death and Life Of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch
- Color and Character: West Charlotte High and The American Struggle For Education Equality by Pamela Grundy
- Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch
- More Than A Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing edited by Jesse Hagopian
- The Testing Charade: Pretending To Make Schools Better by Daniel Koretz
- Senate Majority Passes Legislation To Prioritize Students’ Education Over High-Stakes Testing (New York) 1-23-2019
- Are NC students tested too much in school? Some legislators think so — and want to change that. Raleigh News & Observer 3-22-2019
- 5/7/14 Read To Achieve Is A Path To Failure byJanna Siegel Robertson and Pamela Grundy.
- 2/4/15 Moving Beyond Test And Punishment Op-Ed by Janna Siegel Robertson and Pamela Grundy.
- 5/31/18 Cover the ABCs. Silence the kids. Test time in NC can be intense, teachers say. Charlotte Observer
1/16/2019 Testing in NC schools could get less stressful. Changes in exam rules are coming. News & Observer
- Diane Ravitch – a researcher and leader in educational testing reform
- 4/1/18 A Case For More Grammar Instruction In Schools (And Less Standardized Testing) on CaffeinatedRage.com
- 5/20/18 Every NC Lawmaker Should Be A Proctor For A State Exam on CaffeinatedRage.com
- 5/29/2018 Contrary To What The NCGA Has In Their Budget, Bonus Pay Does Not Work on CaffeinatedRage.com
- Standardized Testing by Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 5/3/15
INFORMATION for North Carolina Public Schools
How much testing is taking place in North Carolina schools at grades K-12? An analysis of federal, state, and local required assessments …. Report on School Testing in North Carolina 2014