The 'No Child Left Behind' method of accountability/testing/standards took yet another hit -- it just isn't working.
Colorado's CSAP high stakes testing is part of this sterile, dead-end educational "reform."
Since the fifty state, federally mandated testing mania has been fully in place, SAT scores have declined.
As reported in today's Denver Post:
Through the early 1990s and early 2000s, average scores on the SAT college entrance exam moved steadily upward. Now, for the last five years, they've been drifting back down.
If the top-down accountability/testing/standards methodology was doing what is was supposed to, SAT scores should be consistently rising, no matter what the demographic mix of students taking the test.