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Readings & Research

Here's a listing of other resources and research you can find about standardized testing. If you have any other ideas or links, feel free to e-mail them to us.

Be sure to check out our fact sheet

Huge list of articles and links

What experts are saying about testing

State-by-state standards information and research

Fighting the tests - an essay by Alfie Kohn

Ralph Nader on standardized testing

Report on testing from Harvard Civil Rights Project

Rethinking Schools issue on testing

Alternatives to Testing - by Monty Neill and Bob Peterson

State-by-state testing spending in 2001

Government education clearinghouse

Wide selection of further readings

Testing discussion on Jim Lehrer's News Hour

"Testing, Testing" article in The Nation

High Stakes Testing and Civil Rights - a Harvard report by Jay P. Heubert

"Standardized Schools" article in The Nation - by Susan Ohanian

Measuring Learning Without Testing - by Wendy Priesnitz

Rethinking Schools on the 1999 IBM Education Summit

Chicago teacher George Schmidt's story

Education Week's rendition of the George Schmidt story

Senator Paul Wellstone's speech at Columbia

Jonathan Kozol on testing

NAEYC on high-stakes testing

PTA report on high-stakes testing

"The Myth of the Texas Miracle" - by Walt Haney

Student art and writings on testing

MCAS boycott increase in 2001

American School Administrator issue on testing

"The Case Against Tougher Standards" - by Alfie Kohn

"Tougher Tests = Lower Standards" - by Alfie Kohn (in Boston Globe)

Hallmarks of good classroom assessment

Retention and testing info

Student article on Chicago MEAP protests

Article against Florida testing

Harvard study on Texas testing - a report by Linda McNeil and Angela Valenzuela of harmful effects of Texas tests on poor and minority students

Teacher Magazine article of Massachusetts boycotts

Washington Post section dedicated to testing

Alfie Kohn article in Boston Globe

"Youngsters Debate MCAS with Officials" article in Boston Globe

Scores and college admissions

Ground Zero of MCAS dissent

Students Explain MCAS protest

Education and Race

ACLU sues MEAP for race disparity

"The Game Show of Standardized Testing" - by Beverly Lucey

Many downloads from NCIEA

Interview with Jon Katzman

New Evidence of Testing Censorship

Other Testing Research Organizations

National Center for Education Statistics

NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress

CRESST - National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

National Study of School Evaluation

North Central Regional Education Laboratory (NCREL)

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)