Throw Out the SAT!
Standardized tests have long been called out for their inability to measure students capabilities and intelligence due to a common format and set of subjects. An Albert Einstein quote "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid" is often used to sum up the argument into a neat little box with a bow. However, as we see a rise in movements against standardized tests, many are questioning if the inaccuracy outweighs the convenience. What do you think?
The rise of the anti-standardized testing movement
Anybody who has been paying attention to K-12 public education knows that there is a growing movement against high-stakes testing and corporate education reform. How did it start? Here’s an account, by Monty Neill, executive director of FairTest, formally known as the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the abuse and misuse of standardized tests.