This Rough Beast is a blog dedicated to the idea of an ongoing dialogue about education, pedagogy, school reform, social justice, etc. etc. etc.
I've seen some pretty major results of testing. Like yesterday when one of the brightest kids I know needed an hour and a half pep talk because he didn't match his last year's score. He was devastated and crushed and internalized that score like an innocent man would take a prison sentence for something he didn't do. Luckily, that is a kid used to doing well so he has the facility to bounce back. He was the anomaly that believed me when I told him he is brilliant and that a test score does not define his intelligence. A mass of other children? Not so much. The results are horrible in my limited experience.