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Turning Challenges into Testing Reform Victories
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- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:49:02 -0500
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FairTest sends you our warmest holiday wishes. We greatly appreciate
your continued support and look forward to working together in the New Year!
Over the past two-and-a-half decades, we've won major assessment reform
victories. But, there's much, much more to do.
With your help <https://secure.entango.com/donate/MnrXjT8MQqk> we can
transform the looming challenges of 2011 into opportunities for further
. The new Congress, with its emphasis on deficit cutting and local
control, is less likely to fund costly, top-down, schemes such as "No
Child Left Untested" and "Race to the Trough." As convener of the Forum
on Educational Accountability, FairTest is uniquely positioned to
organize collaborative, winning campaigns for assessment policies that
promote educational quality and equity while ending federal
. Budget constraints are also causing many states to reduce their
expensive standardized exam requirements. FairTest remains the go-to
resource for grassroots campaigns aiming to replace high-stakes tests
with better forms of assessment, providing testimony, public education
tools, and best practices for effective advocacy.
. The explosion of high-priced SAT and ACT coaching courses is
convincing more schools that these tests are barriers to access for
low-income and minority students. As the national leader of the
test-optional movement, FairTest can make a persuasive case that
dropping admissions and scholarship exam requirements will enhance both
academic excellence and diversity.
Please help convert 2011 into a year of lasting victories by making the
largest possible donation
<https://secure.entango.com/donate/MnrXjT8MQqk> you can or by mailing
your check to FairTest, 15 Court Sq., Suite 820, Boston, MA 02108
Many thanks for everything you do to advance assessment reform.
Monty Neill Bob Schaeffer
P.S. /Your year-end contribution is fully tax-deductable!/
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