It also uses a significant amount of money that could be better used to improve other areas of our education system. Standardized testing is a detrimental and inaccurate way to assess the learning process of a child.
One test on an individual day does not define a child’s intelligence. If a student takes a test on a bad day, understandably, the score would be lower than if he/she took the test on an excellent day. However, in America, we let the school system’s standardized scores define a child, sometimes for the majority of their lives, such as the case with the SAT’s. For reference, “Standardized tests are an unreliable measure of student performance. A 2001 study published by the Brookings Institution found that 50-80% of year-over-year test score improvements were temporary and "caused by fluctuations that had nothing to do with long-term changes in learning…’” (Is the use of standardized tests improving education in America). This quote proves that standardized testing does not accurately