Standardized tests give us a benchmark. The information we can gain from standardized tests can be easily interpreted and transformed into a measure of success and failure. This is great! So, then what is the issue with standardized tests? If we teach students, we will eventually have to test them on what we taught them, so when are we not in some way, teaching to the test? So the question should be, what are we teaching our students?" How many students graduate from high school today knowing how to solve algebra problems by rote, but do not understand math as a way of thinking about how to solve problems?" The issue is that success and failure are decided by a particular set of questions which are often times, questionable because they ask the wrong questions.

1. Wagner, Tony. Global Achievement Gap : Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do about It. New York, NY, USA: Basic Books, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 22 February 2015. p.93

1. Wagner, Tony. Global Achievement Gap : Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do about It. New York, NY, USA: Basic Books, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 22 February 2015. p.93