Seattle’s Garfield High School Opt Out Movement Scores Huge Victory over “Smarter Balanced” Common Core testing!

What will happen at Garfield High School with Common Core testing? I have been asked this question by people all over the country as they learned that this would be the first year that Common Core testing would come to Washington State. All year, teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School have debated whether to administer …

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#MoreThanAScore Twitter Chat Monday,12/1, 8:30pm EST

Log on to Twitter, tell your story of resistance to high-stakes testing, and ask the authors of "More Than a Score" your questions on how to build the movement! Tuesday is the official release date for the book I edited and contributed to, “More Than A Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing"--a new …

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Reviews Are In: “More Than a Score” is “Exciting,” “Exceptional,” “With arguments to win over even the most skeptical school reformer.”

The reviews are rolling in for the book I had the privileged editing, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing, from the most prestigious book industry trade journals and progressive news outlets, and I am simply overwhelmed by the early critical acclaim—because what starts as a book club discussion, can end …

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Announcing “More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing”

Pre-order available for More Than a Score Edited by Jesse Hagopian, Foreword by Diane Ravitch, Introduction by Alfie Kohn, Afterword by Wayne Au A teacher threatened with having her teaching license revoked for organizing a testing boycott explains how her school defeated the standardized test.  A valedictorian shares the speech she delivered to her graduating …

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The Garfield High School Assessment Committee VS the Testocracy: We know how to run the schools better than billionaires

On Thursday of last week I attended a meeting of the Garfield High School Assessment Committee. A report on one of many after school meetings may seem mundane.  A committee of educators tasked with discussing assessment might appear innocuous.  Yet that gathering of fifteen or so educators sharing their experience, expertise, and asking questions about …

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