Kohn explains just how little test results tell us and how harmful a test-driven curriculum can be. This text will help readers respond to common questions and challenges, showing, for example, that
  • High scores often signify superficial thinking
  • Many leading tests were never intended to measure teaching or learning
  • A school that improves its test results may well have lowered its standards to do so
  • Far more meaningful measures of student learning - or social quality - are available