Standardized tests were supposed to be the magic remedy to fix our public schools.
They were supposed to make all students proficient in reading and math.
They were supposed to ensure all students were getting the proper resources.
They were supposed to ensure all teachers were doing their best for their students.
But after more than four decades, standardized tests have not fulfilled a single one of these promises.
In fact, all they’ve done is make things worse at public schools while creating a lucrative market for testing companies and school privatization concerns.
— source commondreams.org | Steven Singer | Apr 9, 2022