CAPE is a community organization devoted to defending, renewing and reclaiming public education against corporate influence, excessive standardized testing, and assaults on public education, teachers and teacher unions.
By the time a 4J student reaches second grade, they will have taken 46 standardized tests (unless they’re in a language program and will take an extra dozen). Do we see any clear benefit to the student?
A coalition of students, advocacy and a school district (mostly students of color) are suing the University of California system to stop SAT/ACT use for admissions. "They argue that the use of standardized tests has led to the creation of a vast test-prep industry that privileges affluent families who can afford to send their children to tutoring. Other measures — like grades and teacher recommendations — would provide a fairer way of judging students." Yes, it's a racket designed to advantage families with resources. It's plain as day. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/sat-act-uc-lawsuit.html