Con to the question "Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America?"
"Results from a 2015 survey of more than 1500 NEA members teaching the grades and subjects required to be tested under No Child Left Behind (grades 3-8 and 10-12 in ELA and math) indicate that a vast majority of these educators – 70 percent – do not believe their primary state assessment is developmentally appropriate for their students. Only 13 percent agreed that the NCLB-required state standardized test their students took met that standard...
Unfortunately, standardized tests based on a narrowly prescribed curriculum and linked to specific grade levels are not a good way to judge student or teacher success."
"Survey: 70 Percent of Educators Say State Assessments Not Developmentally Appropriate," neatoday.org, Feb. 18, 2016