[Susan notes: In response to dreadful New York Times editorial on the need for testing, this letter has a great summing up line: Students can't thrive at school if they must concentrate on surviving the outside world.]
To the editor
Re: Don't Give Up the Gains in Education. School administrators take many factors into account when evaluating their staff members. Test scores do not. Additionally, test scores are often unreliable indicators of students' ability and teachers' knowledge and skill.
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