Back to Home
 Affiliated with PerformanceAssessment.Org Contact us at info@timeoutfromtesting.org

 Time Out...
Articles
Testimonies
Press Releases
Data and Charts
Article Archives

 Mayoral Control
Testimonies:
- Time Out From
Testing

- NY Performance
Standards
Consortium

- Center for
Immigrant Families

- Deborah Meier

 Protest K-2
Testing

Articles
Klein/Bloomberg

 Responses to
NYC School
Reorganization

Response to Klein
City Resolution
Garodnick Letter
Disastrous Reforms
Improving Schools

 DOE's New
Testing Plan

K-2, 8th retention
What's the plan?
Get the facts
Testing definitions
What DOE says
DOE Survey
CPE Letter to Klein

 Regents Review
Panel

Reports & Reviews
Panel Bios

 3rd Grade
Retention Policy

What it is
Articles
Documents
Take Action!
Testimonies

 About Time Out
    From Testing:

Mission
Timeline
Bios


2004 Archives
Time Out From Testing has archived the following articles from 2004.

DATETITLESOURCE
12-28-04Do good state test scores signal good students? Not necessarilyDemocrat and Chronicle
12-17-04City High School Students Lag in Regents Test ScoresNew York Times
12-16-04Regents: Under 70 percent graduate high school in four yearsNewsday
11-04Framing Statements on Assessment: Revised Report of the Assessment and Testing Study Group of the NCTE Executive CommitteeNCTE Executive Committee
12-7-04The schools that Finnish top EducationGuardian.co.uk
12-4-04COLLEGE BOARD ASKS GROUP NOT TO POST TEST ANALYSISNew York Times
11-21-04The Flawed Thinking Behind ‘No Excuses’---
9-30-04Bush's NO Child Left Behind Action Plan Gets Failing Grades---
9-20-04State moves to dump school test overseerLas Vegas Sun
9-19-04Students are prone to exam anxietyWashington Post
9-05-04Good Schools or Bad? Ratings Baffle ParentsNew York Times
7-20-04STATE POLS PASS BILL TO END COLLEGES' RELIANCE ON SATS New York Post
7-14-04Test Question No. 1: Why Have These Tests?  (an article about Jane R. Hirschmann)New York Times
5-13-04An in-depth report by the Poughkeepsie Journal looked at the effects of the Regents exams. In this report, students, parents and educators share the benefits and the drawbacks of the high-stakes tests. The report looks at the history of the tests, the recent controversy created by the high failure rates on the Math A and physics exams, as well as the state Education Department's attempts to address the problems.
Click here to read all 13 articles
Poughkeepsie Journal
7-6-04Bills would ease testingRochester Democrat and Chronicle
6-25-04Anti-Testing Advocates Give Senate High Marks on Passage of Bills The New York Sun
5-15-04More Youths Opt for G.E.D., Skirting High-School HurdleNew York Times
5-19-04Protesters: Standardized Tests Tool Of SegregationWNBC
5-9-04For a Historic Anniversary, Few Hurrahs for New YorkNew York Times
5-4-04Popular Despite ResearchCatalyst Chicago
4-28-04Putting the test to the testBrighton-Pittsford Post
4-27-04Regents Exams ChangesAlbany Times-Union
3-18-04More Students Passing Regents, but Achievement Gap PersistsNYTimes
2-26-04Fairport grades ignore RegentsRochester Democrat and Chronicle
2-26-04Worst Rates of Graduation Are in New York, Study Says New York Times
2-17-04Seeking Alternatives to Standardized TestingWashington Post
2-12-04State drops in rules, & students drop outNY Daily News
2-5-04'No Child' rebellion picking up momentum The Salt Lake Tribune
1-23-04 NO CHILD'S BEHIND LEFT: The State of the Union's New Educational EugenicsBy Greg Palast
1-23-04Va. Seeks To Leave Bush Law BehindWashington Post
1-21-04On Education: Students Pass, but Schools Fail?New York Times
1-12-04Record readers draw line in the sand on Regents Record Online
1-2-2004Some School Districts Challenge Bush’s Signature Education LawNew 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.
Please share this Powerpoint!
Developed by a Long Island parent.


Join the TOFT mailing list:







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"
Produced by: Public School Test Records and Grammy Award-winner Tom Chapin

produced by Naava Katz Design