The Test Score Zeitgeist

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What is the purpose of standardized test scores in the accountability movement?

To evaluate student performance

Which country has been most affected by the testing movement?

United States

How many school days are estimated to be consumed by American children taking tests each year?

20 million

What does the cartoon depict?

A mother reading a bedtime story to her daughter

What happens to the two pigs with lower scores in the cartoon?

They are swallowed up by the wolf

True or false: The accountability movement in America uses standardized test scores to assess the performance of local school teachers and administrators.

True

True or false: The United States has been more affected by the testing movement than any other country in the world.

True

True or false: The National Commission on Testing and Public Policy estimates that American children spend the equivalent of twenty million school days taking tests each year.

True

True or false: In the cartoon, the pig with the higher math and verbal scores is the one who lives happily ever after.

True

True or false: The purpose of standardized test scores in the accountability movement is to reward and motivate teachers and administrators.

False

Test Score Zeitgeist Quiz: Test your knowledge on the challenges and impact of the test score-focused culture in American public education.

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