Education Policy Brown Bag: Monty Neil
Thu, December 5, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Quadrangle Room (UNB 3.304), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin
"Resistance to High-Stakes Testing: A National Perspective"
Monty Neil, Ed.D., Executive Director of the National Center for Fair & 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. Dr. Neil 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, Dr. Neil 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. Dr. Neil 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. Dr. Neil earned a Doctorate at Harvard University with his dissertation, "The Struggle of Boston's Black Community for Quality and Equality in Education: 1960-1985."