Real shame of APS cheating: “We have let testing corporations make mockery of education.”

Real shame of APS cheating: “We have let testing corporations make mockery of education.”
Maureen Downey  Stephanie Jones  July 14, 2011  Atlanta Journal Constitution

It is widely known in educational research that the tests are poorly written, often scored incorrectly and by non-educators, and often evaluate pre-existing knowledge rather than content learned in school. It is also well documented that textbooks and other materials written to prepare students to take the tests are low in educational quality and experience but very high in price, often costing millions of dollars for a school district to adopt a new textbook.