“More Than a Score” TEDx Talk: Jesse Hagopian on the uprising against high-stakes testing and for a meaningful education

I recently gave this talk titled, "More Than a Score," for the TEDx  Rainer event at Seattle's McCaw Hall theater.  In this talk I advocate for the great uprising against reducing our children to a test score and I make an argument to opt in to authentic assessments--not only because it will better engage students, …

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This Is Not A Review: José Vilson’s reflections on “More Than a Score”

José Vilson teaches middle school math in the Inwood/Washington Heights neighborhood of New York, NY. His book, This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, stormed the heavily guarded gates of the education reform debate, battered them down, and made people sit up straight and listen to a social justice …

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The “More Than a Score” Anthem: The new song that explains the book and the movement against high-stakes testing!

A few weeks ago, I spoke in New York City at the Progressive Educator Network's national conference. There I joined a wonderful panel that highlighted resistance to standardized testing. After the panel I got off of the stage and an educator approached me and introduced himself as Caselli Jordan, a kindergarten teacher and musician from Philadelphia.  …

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New Video Book Trailer–“More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing”

"Exceptional" --Publishers Weekly "Exciting" --Truthout "Arguments to win over even the most skeptical school reformer." --Kirkus As the opt out movement explodes nationwide, the tour for the new book, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing has been generating inspiration, excitement, strategy, and tactics in the struggle against unfair testing across …

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Black Student Lives Are More Than a Score! (Video)

Last weekend I spoke to packed audiences on my book tour for More Than A Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing in Milwaukee, WI for the Educator's Network for Social Justice conference, the Network for Public Education (NPE) Conference in Chicago, and to the Chicago Teachers' Union. My presentations during the weekend focused …

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