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Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 20 - 26, 2015

More victories for the assessment reform movement this week as activists move into the policy and electoral arenas: the PARCC consortium votes to reduce testing time; Florida suspends high-stakes for end-of-course exams; Colorado's governor signs compromise legislation, Wisconsin blocks test-based teacher assessment, and New Yorkers elect many allies to school boards.

National Keep Grassroots Pressure on U.S. Senate to Roll Back Testing Overkill http://fairtest.org/roll-back-standardized-testing-send-letter-congres Federal Opt-Out Bill Filed in Congress http://reed.house.gov/press-release/reed-delauro-testing-%E2%80%9Copt-ou...

Alaska Seeks Educators for Test Review http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/state-seeks-educators-for-test-...

California Governor Calls for "Balanced" Approach to Testing, Accountability http://edsource.org/2015/gov-brown-calls-for-balanced-approach-to-testin...

Colorado Governor Signs Bill That Modestly Reduces Testing Time http://gazette.com/hickenlooper-signs-bills-that-reduce-time-colorado-st...

Connecticut Most Teachers Say New Test is a Waste of Time http://blog.ctnews.com/education/2015/05/20/most-teachers-say-new-state-...

Delaware Legislators Oppose Governor's Emphasis on Testing http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2015/05/24/lawmakers-...

Florida State Testing Turmoil Continues as High Stakes Suspended for End-of-Course Math Exams http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-education/state-te... Florida Testing Failures: Let Us Count the Ways http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/floridas-testing-failures-let...

Illinois Should Let Parents Call the Shots on PARCC Test Opt Outs http://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials-opinion/7/71/625676/editorial-par...

Maine One Student Testing Battle Won, But the War Continues http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2015/05/25/right-view-student-te...

Maryland Students Will Take Fewer Tests Next Year http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bs-md-parcc-changes-...

Massachusetts Teachers Have No Voice in Testing, So Why Should They Support It? http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_ahead/2015/05/why-would-teache...