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New Alliance Aims to Unite Grassroots Testing Opposition

By Karla Scoon Reid — March 04, 2014 1 min read

A new coalition of national groups is trying to bring together grassroots boycotts, protests, and petitions aimed at reducing and revamping student testing in an effort to ignite more legislative reforms.

The Testing Resistance & Reform Spring launched its initiative online last month with the goals of stopping high-stakes use of standardized tests; reducing the number of such exams; and replacing multiple-choice tests with performance-based ones.

According to a news release, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, Parents Across America, United Opt Out, the Network for Public Education, and Save Our Schools are among the founders.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 05, 2014 edition of Education Week as New Alliance Aims to Unite Grassroots Testing Opposition

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