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WHEREAS, the NAACP passed a resolution in 1976 which called for NAACP units to urge their respective states to establish a task force for the development of an Office of Consumer Affairs in Testing and Student Evaluation; and

WHEREAS, in the alternative, that resolution called for the states to assign responsibility to an existing state agency capable of pursuing the objectives therein. The responsibilities of this agency would include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) Consumer advocacy regarding the use and misuse of tests as well as advising parents of their legal rights in the testing of their children;

(b) Advocacy for the adoption of a "Truth-in-Testing" law;

(c) A test review board to scrutinize and systematically monitor test utility, development, policies and practices of all agencies employing assessment procedures;

(d) The development of informational advisory centers and layperson documents on testing for parents of school children; AND

(e) The development of comprehensive Statewide Standards on Testing which reflect the interests of minority groups on the testing issue.

WHEREAS, transparency in grading is inextricably linked with the aforementioned concerns.

THEREFORE, BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) reaffirms its 1976 resolution to urge its units to urge their respective States to establish an Office of Consumer Affairs in Testing and Student Evaluation and reaffirms its 2014 Resolution, "Accountability and Assessment: Measuring Student Learning."

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