Monday, December 02, 2013

TCEP Brown Bag featuring Dr. Monty Neill from FairTest "Resistance to High-Stakes Testing: A National Perspective"

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  The Texas Center for Education Policy in tandem with the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) invites you to a Brown Bag this Thursday, December 5, 2013 at noon (12:00-1:30PM) so that you can come and hear Dr. Monty Neill from FairTest speak on the following pressing concern that only grows, rather than recedes, in importance at both state and national levels. All welcome to attend and do please bring a brown bag!


Resistance to High-Stakes Testing:  A National Perspective


Monty Neill

Monty Neill, Ed.D., Executive Director of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing (FairTest), has led FairTest's work on testing in the public schools since 1987. He has initiated national and state coalitions of education, civil rights, religious, disability and parent organizations to work toward fundamental change in the assessment of students and in accountability. He chairs the national Forum on Educational Accountability. Under his leadership, FairTest has collaborated on testing reform efforts with organizations in many states. Among dozens of publications, he is lead author of Failing Our Children; Implementing Performance Assessments: A Guide to Classroom School and System Reform; and Testing Our Children: A Report Card on State Assessment Systems. He led the National Forum on Assessment in developing Principles and Indicators for Student Assessment Systems. He earned a Doctorate at Harvard University with his dissertation The Struggle of Boston's Black Community for Quality and Equality in Education: 1960-1985. He has taught and been an administrator in pre-school, high school and college, and he is a grandfather  of three children in the public schools.

For those coming from off campus, see the following website for parking options:

The street address to the Texas Union is 24th and Guadalupe 2247 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78712

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