The Myths of Standardized Tests

Why They Donít Tell You What You Think They Do

About the Authors

Phil HarrisPhillip Harris is executive director of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology. He is the former director of the Center for Professional Development at Phi Delta Kappa International and was a member of the faculty of Indiana University for twenty-two years, serving in both the Department of Psychology and the School of Education.

Bruce SmithFor twenty-seven years, Bruce M. Smith was a member of the editorial staff of the Phi Delta Kappan, the flagship publication of Phi Delta Kappa International, the association for professional educators. He retired as editor-in-chief in 2008. He holds degrees from M.I.T., the University of New Hampshire, and Indiana University.

Joan HarrisJoan Harris has taught first, second, and third grades for more than twenty-five years. In 1997, she was recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children as the outstanding teacher of the year.