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2007 Archives
Time Out From Testing has archived the following articles from 2007.

DATETITLESOURCE
12-28-07School Report Cards:
Testimony Before the Education Committee of the New York City Council Hearings on the DOE's School Progress Reports
- December 10, 2007
Martha Foote,
Public School Parent and Education Researcher
12-28-07School Report Cards: Study Questions Reliability Of Single-Year Test-Score GainsEducation Week
12-28-07School Report Cards: How a Middle School Can Be ĎDangerousí and Still Get an AThe New York Times
12-28-07A Flawed ReformThe New York Sun
12-15-07Take The Quiz: Test your Knowledge of School Grades in New York CityTeacher's College
12-13-07Defending School Report Cards, Over a Chorus of BoosNew York Times
12-13-07COUNCIL HEARINGS ON SCHOOL REPORT CARDSInside Schools Blog
12-13-07Parents Attempt to Deliver Nearly 7000 petitions to Accountability Czar Liebman. Read what happened at Inside Schools:Inside Schools Blog
12-13-07Mission: Making a Love of Reading HappenNew York Times
12-13-07In Gaps at School, Weighing Family LifeNew York Times
12-2-07N.Y. Gave the Most Breaks for School ExamThe NY Sun
12-2-07SCHOOL GRADES ARE UNFAIR:
Assemblyman Mark Weprin Speaks Out on School Progress Reports
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11-21-07Study Links Drop in Test Scores to a Decline in Time Spent ReadingNew York Times
11-21-07 SATs face axe to make school life less testingTelegraph (UK)
11-21-07Point of view: Is Bloomberg fixing our schools?Riverdale Press (Phyllis Tashlik)
11-17-07National scores prove bankruptcy of New York City's excessive and high stakes testing policy: Little Progress for City Schools on National TestNew York Times
11-12-07PRINCIPAL TRAINING 'LEADS' NOWHERE: ACADEMY GIVES CITY FLUNKIESNew York Post
11-12-07The System Flunked, We DidnítNew York Times
11-11-07City's Grading of Schools Defies Popular NotionsNew York Sun
11-11-07Opinion: How Not to Grade SchoolsNew York Sun
11-11-07Bard President to Meet With City Over C GradeNew York Times
11-11-07 AN UNFAIR ATTACK: EDUCRATS CAN'T SILENCE THIS SCHOOL CRITICNew York Post
11-11-0750 New York Schools Fail Under Rating SystemNew York Times
11-11-07HYPOCRITICAL CRITIC RAVITCH VS. N.Y. SCHOOL REFORMS NY Post
11-11-07A School Is More Than an A, B or CNYT: Letter to the Editor
11-11-07NOT SO WYLDE ABOUT KATHRYNNY Post
11-10-07New York Schools Brace to Be Scored, A to FNY1
11-10-07Principals Get Sneak Peek At School Report CardsNY1
11-10-07In Science Classrooms, a Blast of Fresh O2New York Times
11-10-07Op-Ed Contributor: Bonus Babies New York Times
10-17-07Failing Schools Strain to Meet U.S. StandardNew York Times
10-14-07Survey Reveals Student Attitudes, Parental Goals and Teacher MistrustNew York Times
10-1-07Summary of the just released 2007 nationally conducted Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll:---
10-1-07 Pupils 'haunted by fear of test failure'Telegraph.CO.UK
10-1-07The New College TryNew York Times
10-1-07IMPORTANT ARTICLE ON THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Class and the ClassroomNational School Board's Association
10-1-07NEW YORK'S TESTS FLUNKNew York Post
9-17-07Editorial Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies, The RecordAssociation of American Editorial Cartoonists
9-17-07 Voice of the PeopleDaily News
9-17-07 Fourth and fifth graders subjected to comparison studyDaily News
9-17-07 Daily News exam finds math scores up when difficulty rating went downDaily News
9-4-07Letter to the Editor: Professor Richard Pring, former director of Oxford University's Department of Education StudiesNew York Times
9-4-07Scrap these '19th-century' GCSEs, says expertGuardian Unlimited
8-15-07The Big EnchiladaBy Jonathan Kozol
8-15-07Report of the UFT Task Force on High Stakes TestingUnited Federation of Teachers
8-15-07So Much Paperwork, So Little Time to TeachNew York Times
8-15-07Critical Booklet on NCLBBy Elizabeth Jaeger, M.A.
6-22-07 Voice of the People: Students becoming test-taking robotsThe Daily News
6-22-07Up the Down School TestsThe New York Sun
6-22-07This Is a Test. Results May Vary.New York Times
6-22-07Sexual orientation predicts mental rotation ability'BBC News
6-13-07Tests 'reduce pupils to widgets'BBC News
6-13-07Schools are now 'exam factories'BBC News
6-13-07UK moves away from testingBBC News
6-13-07Call to scrap tests for under-16sBBC News
6-13-07Call to ban all school exams for under-16sThe Observer
6-13-07Mike ready to give kids greenbacks, not gold stars, for good test scoresDaily News
6-13-07Resistance News: For many children, high-stakes testing destroys love of good books...Substance
6-13-07New York City: Leading the Charge Toward an Educational AbyssThe Huffington Post
6-3-07The Study of History Isnít Helped by Testing (1 Letter)New York Times
6-3-07 Klein smears immigrant kidsDaily News
6-3-07More schools are ditching final examsLA Times
6-3-07Majority would like 'no child' law left behindScripps Howard News Service
5-19-07Evaluating 'No Child Left Behind'The Nation
5-19-07Study Finds College-Prep Courses in High School Leave Many Students LaggingNew York Times
5-19-07New tests and activities can help teachers guide student learningHarvard Ed Letter
5-8-07Clinton Criticizes Testing Required by NCLBEducation Week
5-8-07Children 'damaged by exam factories'Telegraph UK
5-8-07U.S., Britain fare poorly in children surveyL.A. Times
4-23-07From the FoxholeNew York Times
4-21-07Report on Multiple Measures Approaches to High School Graduationopen as PDF
4-16-07ARGUMENT FOR FAMILY and STUDENT TESTING PROTECTION ACTHarold Berlak
4-16-07High Stakes Tests: A Harsh Agenda For America's ChildrenThe Education Revolution
4-15-07Mayor Attacks Critics of Plan to Fix SchoolsNew York Times
4-15-07Time Out From Testing Statement Read at RallyTOFT
4-15-07Lawmakers, Parents Rally Against Controversial Education PolicyNY1
4-15-07MARK WEPRIN TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HIGH-STAKES SCHOOL TESTING PRESS ADVISORY
4-15-07NEW REPORT FRON THE UFTUnited Federation Of Teachers
3-16-07Parent's Lobby Day: A Success!---
3-16-07Fourth-Grade SlumpMSNBC.com
3-16-07Education at RiskEdutopia
3-16-07SATs Scored in Error by Test Companies Roil Admissions Process Bloomberg.com
3-3-07Put The Public Back In Public Education---
3-3-07NAEP scores---
3-3-07U.S., Britain fare poorly in children surveyL.A. Times
2-17-07Exec in student 'bribe' flap gets hired by cityNew York Daily News
2-14-07How Not to Pick a SchoolWashington Post
2-14-07Lake Wobegon, U.S.A. -- Where All the Children Are Above AverageKansas City News
1-28-07Chancellor To Create Office of Parent SupportNew York Sun
1-28-07LOST LESSONS IN TEST-PREP CRAZENew York Post
1-18-07Mike's ed shakeup: Once again, schools set to undergo makeover - and privatization is all the rageNew York Daily News
1-18-07Thinktank calls for end to national exams for pupils aged 11 and 14The Guardian
1-18-07Klein Says Privatizing Not Planned for SchoolsNew 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 art√≠culos de esta revista fueron traducidos a Español.

Opt Out New York
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