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2003 Archives
Time Out From Testing has archived the following articles from 2003.

12-31How to Measure Student Proficiency? New York Times
12-23New Education Law Is Faulted in Gauging PerformanceNew York Times
12-10Letter to Editor by Ann Cook:
In reply to: "A Miracle Revisited: Gains in Houston Schools..."
New York Times
12-9No Child Left Behind In New York? (audio included)WNYC
12-3A Miracle Revisited: Gains in Houston Schools: How Real Are They?New York Times
11-17Regents :: fiasco as Titanic :: disasterRecord Online
10-23British teachers denounce national testsBBC News
10-15Racial gaps cited in Regents exams
-- Group says mandatory state tests are punishing minorities
Times Union
10-15Group: Regents' rules hit minoritiesRochester Democrat and Chronicle
10-15Trail of Clues PrecededNew York Times
10-955 Will Remain Passing Grade On Regents Test At Local OptionAP News
10-9Regents Keeps 55Journal News
10-9Regents make changesJournal News
10-855 Will Remain Passing Grade On Regents Test At Local OptionAP News
10-8Flawed Math Test Shows Flawed SystemAP News
10-8Board Of Regents Mulls Reducing Passing Scores:
Math And Science Eyed
The New York Sun
9-27Flawed Regents test to be rescoredJournal News
9-24Component Regents testing facing criticismJournal News
9-24NY Among Lowest Graduation RatesNewsday
9-23Group says Regents requirement will hurt Buffalo's graduation rateBuffalo News
9-23Group of parents, teachers seeks halt to Regents testingIthaca Journal
9-23Testing trialsThe Journal News
9-23Nassau Eyes Own Physics Test; Schools may dump troubled RegentsNewsday
9-23A statewide coalition has been formedNew York Post
9-23Group opposes Regents test rulePost Standard
9-23Parents' group wants Regents test overhaulPougkeepsie Journal
9-23Group says tests shouldn't be needed to graduatePress Connects
9-23N.Y. group seeks end of Regents grad rulesStar Gazette
9-23Regents exams criticizedTimes Union
9-23Debate continues over fairness of state Regents
3-12When a Passing Grade Defies Laws of PhysicsNew York Times

Red Alert!
Let's Opt Out of the April 2014 NYS Tests

Parents can refuse to allow their child to take the State high stakes tests. Hand in this letter to your principal [other formats: .pdf .odt .doc]. En Español: [otros formatos: .pdf .odt .doc] Send your child to school and ask that an alternative activity be planned for him/her during the 6 days of testing.

Information for Parents who want to Opt Out:

Feel free to duplicate these flyers and give them to other parents!

We also have a magazine explaining Common Core, High Stakes Testing, and InBloom to parents. Varios artículos de esta revista fueron traducidos a Español.

Opt Out New York
New material to support the April Boycott.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that charter schools in New York City enroll fewer students who qualify for free lunch and fewer homeless students?

Music Video: "Not on the Test"
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