Why perfect grades don't matter
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To learn more about the role of standardized testing in education, see W. James Popham’s seminal 2001 work, The Truth About Testing: An Educator’s Call to Action (New York, ASCD).
To learn more about how standardized testing is impacting classrooms and teaching in the US and Canada, see Arlo Kempf’s (2016), The Pedagogy of Standardized Testing: The Radical Impacts of Educational Standardization in the US and Canada (New York, Palgrave).
To learn more about how validity and reliability work when interpreting standardized tests results, see Thorndike & Thorndike-Christ’s (2010), Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education (8th ed.) (NJ, Pearson).
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