The greatest trick standardized testing ever pulled was to convince the world it resembles anything we do in the real world.
Standardized testing is what constitutes an amazingly contrived and unrealistic form of assessment.
Standardized testing has almost nothing to do with education and almost everything to do with politics and profiteering.
Standardized testing tells us about learning as much as reality TV tells us about reality.
Standardized testing is as much for the kids as the Running of the Bulls is for the Bulls.