Important read. This piece makes the case that we really shouldn't bother with high-stakes testing. As per this recent statement by National LULAC, a civil rights organization to which I proudly belong, we are asking for a moratorium on high-stakes testing. This agenda is otherwise very much integral to the Billionaire's neoliberal game as stated herein:
"It is the same non-educators influencing the debate today: the John Podesta, Bruce Reed, and Ian Rosenblum types who convert billionaire wishes into public policy. But those affected see it differently."
Indeed, those closest to the children like the teachers, parents, an increasing number of administrators, and most of all, the children themselves, find this testing system to be incredibly harmful, and thusly, highly unethical and objectionable.