“So now we have schools being closed and people getting bonuses all around the student test scores,” said Ravitch. “It’s made testing, somehow, the central activity of American public schools today, which is just so wrong.
CNN: Schools of Thought
[Regarding the ideal of "multiple measures" vs the reality of test mania] That may be the case, but at P.S. 321 in New York Principal Liz Phillips said teachers, administrators and parents all feel that too much is riding on the results of the tests. “If I believed that this system actually could s…