Thank you for bringing up the larger topic of measuring student intellect via standardized testing K-college. Our nation has a habit of using these tests improperly and for misaligned purposes. The MAP test in Seattle is only one of many examples.
So, William, I wonder what your peers at NYU think? I would encourage you to begin a conversation with your friends to see if they too agree that standardized testing (a $50 billion industry in the US) deserves some scrutiny? Is there a better way to share student performance? Some teachers believe that performance portfolios are a more comprehensive and accurate measure of student progress. I can't wait to hear what you come up with!