"Teaching to the test has turned out to be profitable for the private business sector. Who knew? In a New York Times article, A Very Pricey Pineapple, Gail Collins (April 2012) pointed out that school testing provides huge corporate profits, led by Pearson Assessment Group who has…a five-year testing contract with Texas that’s costing the state taxpayers nearly half a billion dollars. However, we’ve long known that testing does little to reveal student learning. At the same time, the over-emphasis on testing has caused considerable collateral damage in many schools and to many students."
Read more: http://parentinvolvementmatters.org/articles/teaching-to-the-test-is-not-education-103.html
Via Kids Ahoy