the school year drilling on tests makes about as much sense as milking
a cow all day and never sending her out to pasture! Thirty-one
weeks in a pasture of stimulating interaction with rich literature and
in concentrated practice on test-taking skills will produce what we all
seek most for our children: high levels of curioisity and compassion,
enthusiasm for learning, a renewed spirit, and a deep love of reading.
High test scores are a natural consequence, a by-product, not the product
itself! Tests are no more the source of learning than the moon is
the source of light. Both are reflectors.