How Standardized Testing is Essential to Promoting Equity

How Standardized Testing is Essential to Promoting Equity

Educational inequality in the United States is an obvious, growing, and well-documented crisis¹. Individual students have unequal and insufficient access to quality education, districts are underfunded, and the generational effects of redlining have resulted in de...
The Value of Test Preparation

The Value of Test Preparation

Standardized tests are a fact of life, ranging from educational assessments in schools to the SAT to a driver’s license test to professional certifications. And as long as there are standardized tests, there will be test prep for one simple reason: it works. After...
How Standardized Testing Benefits Individuals

How Standardized Testing Benefits Individuals

Debate about the value of testing abounds these days. The focus is primarily on the big picture, exploring whether testing is racially biased, economically prejudiced, or even useful at predicting college performance for applicants. While both sides make compelling,...
How Standardized Testing Benefits Society

How Standardized Testing Benefits Society

When most of us think of tests, we think of tests in school. When we think of standardized tests, we think SAT, ACT, or similar exams used for admissions. What we are less likely to envision are the thousands of other standardized tests used for thousands of purposes....