Diane Ravitch Interview: The Death and Life of the Great American School System -- an interview with well known conservative scholar Diane Ravitch, who was an Assistant Secretary of Education under Pres. George H.W. Bush -- about her new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, in which she does an about face and criticizes No Child Left Behind and its emphasis on standardized testing, school choice, vouchers and charter schools. These are all ideas Ravitch has previously championed.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation -- good resources on assessment and evaluation.
K-12 Academics: Standardized Tests -- This website gives an overview of standardized tests- including history, advantages, design, and scores.
FairTest -- The National Center for Fair and Open Testing -- an advocacy group working to end the abuses, misuses, and flaws of standardized testing.
Secrets of the SAT -- an excellent PBS, Frontline program.
Alliance for Excellent Education -- an organization that focuses on improving high schools, noting that the current emphasis on testing has drawn resources toward the early grades and away from high schools.
Alfie Kohn Website -- this progressive author of numerous books offers ideas for how to improve schools without an emphasis on standardized tests.