Standardized testing meaningless?


With the Standardized tests coming up soon, I thought you  might like to read this"This is from Chuck Shepherd's  News of the Weird and The Huffington Post:  

Schools' standardized tests are often criticized as harmfully rigid, and in the latest version of the Texas Education Agency's STAAR test, poet Sara Holbrook said she flubbed the "correct" answer for "author motivation" -- in two of her own poems that were on the test. Writing in Huffington Post in January, a disheartened Holbrook lamented, "Kids' futures and the evaluations of their teachers will be based on their ability to guess the so-called correct answer to (poorly) made-up questions."