Considering the goals and validity of standardized tests

Daniel Willingham
How to make edu-blogging less boring
http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/07/how-to-make-edu-blogging-less-boring.html

Dan Willingham has an excellent post here raising some essential questions about standardized tests that we bloggers ought to consider -- no matter our opinions about them. What are the goals? What are they really measuring? How valid are they? What are the social consequences of the current testing system?