When besieged by fake arguments from corporate marketers, I think it is fair to demand that they find one person who was actually helped by taking a standardized test… Someone who was failing in regular classes then took the Smarter Balanced as an example, then suddenly decided to show grit and determination and became a most excellent student…
Because barring any evidence, we have spent over $500 million towards standardized tests with not one single success story to show for it.
Shouldn’t we demand proof of some results before throwing more money away?
Keep in mind there are millions of stories being told at school boards across the nation, where a good student gave up after taking standardized tests…. Are there any where standardized tests “saved” anyone?