TEACHING TO THE TEST
If the test makers create tests that are too easy they lose money. Failure drives their business. 2016 U.S. students given SATs that were online before exam. The College Board has reused SAT test material overseas even after being warned that the material had leaked.
Pencils Down! Boycott Pearson
All of these assessments are purchased from private corporations, the testing material is ideological property. The students taking these exams – regardless of age – are no longer treated as children. They are clients entering into a contract. At the start of these tests, students are warned of the legal consequences of violating the terms of this agreement.
Campbell’s Law explains why high stakes standardized testing hurts school systems.