If you have questions about high-stakes testing mandated by No Child Left Behind then this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer may just help you think about the NCLB mandates in a different way. While it represents anecdotal evidence from one teacher, that evidence is mounting and cannot be overlooked in the overall discussion of NCLB. The author makes the following bold statement:
Tests represent fear-based learning, not desire-based learning.
I can identify with this sentiment completely!