The U.S. can do a much better job evaluating children, teachers and schools. That's why protests against standardized testing misuse and overuse are exploding across the nation. Testing Resistance & Reform Spring (TRRS) seeks to ensure that assessment contributes to all students having access to a high-quality education. Our alliance unites around three goals:
1) Stop high-stakes use of standardized tests;
2) Reduce the number of standardized exams, saving time and money for real learning; and
3) Replace reliance on bubble-in tests with evidence of learning from students’ ongoing classwork.
We support a range of public education and mobilizing tactics, including community meetings, boycotts, rallies, opt-out campaigns, and petition drives. TRRS will help activists link up and learn from one another. This will build a stronger national movement to overhaul assessment policies.
We encourage you to post your events on this page, make use of its many tools for building your events, use our fact sheets (under files), find out about campaigns and actions across the country, and help build the testing resistance and reform movement.
For a full description of our mission, with a list of files, links to fact sheets, and list of Partners, see https://actionnetwork.org/groups/testing-resistance-reform-spring.