High-stakes, Standardized Tests Are “Master’s Tools,” Not Tools for Social Justice

Again, the best descriptors for this incessant testing issue: The essential flaw with continuing to cling to high-stakes standardized testing is two-fold: (1) the tests are race, class, and gender biased, and (2) the demand that we raise test scores keeps all the attention on outcomes (and not the policies and practices that create the inequity).