Standardized Tests Are Here to Stay
By now, there isn’t a U.S. household with school-age children that hasn’t experienced a standardized test, be it national assessments like the SAT-9, SAT-10,MAT-8,Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), or TerraNova Assessment Series (CTBS/5 and CA STAR), or state tests like the FCAT (Florida), TAKS (Texas), and MCAS (Massachusetts).
While each state debates the merits of various approaches to assessment and testing, its clear that standardized tests are a fact of life.
I’ve been looking at finding a good current list and description of the different state tests. Found it! Here is a very useful resource about the state tests and how to think about preparing for them.