I just met with my State Senator, Bruce Patterson, to discuss educational issues in the state of Michigan. Testing was one of the subjects that came up. Surprisingly, he admitted that the goal is a National Test with control at the Federal level. He didn't like it any more than I did but seemed to be resigned to the fact that this was the way things are going. Ugh!
Just look at the system in Germany and you'll see where we're headed.
Thankfully, there are a few renegades who are opting out. I hope this wave catches on. Here's my thoughts on why homeschoolers should NOT take state mandated tests.