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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 Federal Opt-Out Bill Filed in Congress

Alaska Seeks Educators for Test Review

California Governor Calls for "Balanced" Approach to Testing, Accountability

Colorado Governor Signs Bill That Modestly Reduces Testing Time

Connecticut Most Teachers Say New Test is a Waste of Time

Delaware Legislators Oppose Governor's Emphasis on Testing

Florida State Testing Turmoil Continues as High Stakes Suspended for End-of-Course Math Exams Florida Testing Failures: Let Us Count the Ways

Illinois Should Let Parents Call the Shots on PARCC Test Opt Outs

Maine One Student Testing Battle Won, But the War Continues

Maryland Students Will Take Fewer Tests Next Year

Massachusetts Teachers Have No Voice in Testing, So Why Should They Support It?