"Leading reformers acknowledge disillusionment with the "Big Standardized Test," yet we plod along, obeying a law that requires teachers to do what they know is wrong. "After 20 years, we know that teachers were actually correct, the tests do not help -- are not measuring what it claims to measure. Two years ago,this study discussed the disconnect in test scores & the life outcomes they claimed to improve. Forbes.com cites another study that shows a disconnect between a students' test scores & their futures. In fact, the research shows that programs that improve "attainment" don't raise test scores, and programs that raise test scores don't affect "attainment." I f ed reform thought leaders learn one thing, let it be this– the next time you propose an Awesome idea for fixing schools , and professional educators tell you why your idea is not great, listen to them."