The fundamental problem with standardized testing is that kids don’t come “standard.” A teacher friend sent me this cartoon, summarizing the problem nicely:
If we use tests to cheat teachers out of a job, and to cheat students out of their futures, should we be surprised when students and teachers cheat on the tests? Is that a mark of their innate sanity, if they do?
I wonder who the cartoonist was, and what other gems may be lurking out there by the same person?
Tip of the old scrub brush to Daniel Rhee.