AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, INC. et al v. PUBLIC.RESOURCE.ORG, INC.
MOTION for Summary Judgment , MOTION for Permanent Injunction by AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, INC., AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, INC., NATIONAL COUNCIL ON MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Declaration Hutter Decl., # 4 Exhibit 1, # 5 Exhibit 2, # 6 Exhibit 3, # 7 Exhibit 4, # 8 Declaration Hudis Decl., # 9 Exhibit A, # 10 Exhibit B, # 11 Exhibit C, # 12 Exhibit T, # 13 Exhibit U, # 14 Exhibit Z, # 15 Exhibit BB, # 16 Exhibit CC, # 17 Exhibit EE, # 18 Exhibit GG, # 19 Exhibit HH, # 20 Exhibit II, # 21 Exhibit JJ, # 22 Exhibit KK, # 23 Exhibit LL, # 24 Exhibit MM, # 25 Declaration Ernesto Decl., # 26 Exhibit NN, # 27 Exhibit OO, # 28 Exhibit PP, # 29 Exhibit QQ, # 30 Exhibit RR, # 31 Exhibit SS, # 32 Exhibit TT, # 33 Exhibit UU, # 34 Declaration Wise Decl., # 35 Exhibit KKK, # 36 Exhibit LLL, # 37 Declaration Camara Decl., # 38 Exhibit MMM, # 39 Declaration Levine Decl., # 40 Exhibit NNN, # 41 Exhibit PPP, # 42 Exhibit QQQ, # 43 Exhibit UUU, # 44 Declaration Geisinger Decl., # 45 Declaration Schneider Decl., # 46 Exhibit Levine Depo Tr., # 47 Exhibit No. 1207 to Levine Depo Tr., # 48 Exhibit No. 1308 to Levine Depo Tr., # 49 No. 1308 to Levine Depo Tr., # 50 Text of Proposed Order)(Elgarten, Clifton)
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March 6, 2001
You may be aware that Senator Paul Wellstone will soon introduce a bill called,
"Fairness and Accuracy in High Stakes Educational Decisions for Students." On behalf
of the American Psychological Association (APA), I encourage you to cosponsor the bill
and to support it if it is offered as a floor amendment to the Elementary and Secondary
VVith 159,000 members and affiliates, APA is the largest association of psychologists in
the world, and exists to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of
promoting human welfare. Psychologists have unique expertise to lend to policy
discussions involving educational and psychological testing. Psychological scientists
developed the first intelligence tests, educational achievement and ability measures, and
personnel selection instruments. They continue to be at the forefront of assessment
technology, and remain committed to the fair and appropriate use of tests, particularly in
high-stakes situations with significant consequences for individuals.
APA's policy positions on testing questions are anchored by The Standards for
Educational and Psychological Testing (1999). This is widely recognized as an
authoritative document that addresses test development and use. Co-developed by the
American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological
Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), the
Standards are also adopted by the U.S. Department of Education, cited in policy
guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and
frequently relied upon in legal cases related to educational and employment testing.
Senator Wel!stone's bill focuses appropriately on the high-stakes decisions that involve
students, rather than merely the tests that are used in many cases to justify those
decisions. Determinations about whether students qualify for special services, are
promoted to the next grade, or even graduate from high school, are appropriately made
using multiple sources of information. As Congress struggles to answer questions about
how to provide the resources each student needs to be successful in school, and how
best to help the schools that are now failing to meet students' needs, enactment of the
Wellstone legislation would help ensure that we "Leave No Child Behind."
If we can be of assistance in your deliberations on high stakes educational decisions,
please contact the APA Public Policy Office at (202) 336-6062.
L. Michael Honaker, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and
Chief Operating Officer