We seem to be in a conversation, on a regular basis, about standardized tests. I personally think that using tests as a diagnostic tool is a good idea. We regularly test our students on literary skills such as fluency and comprehension. The pendulum, however, seems to have swung far to hard in this direction. Testing should be used as a tool, not as a comprehensive evaluation of our educational system. With this in mind our tech educator sent out this link. I found the article to be work reading.