What would happen if other tests were standardized?
Cartoonist Dave Coverly says it all.
See his great speedbump.com site HERE.
Race to the Top and Common Core demand high stakes tests from companies that make tremendous profits for tests that are used for ulterior motives – all based on PROFIT for the corporations, foundations and organizations. With some, the profit is financial and political. (Pearson via the Bush Dynasty is one example. Several states grant their testing contracts to other crony groups.)
These high stakes tests, by definition, are NOT in the interests of children. Proof? Read the cartoon again.