Seriously, you must read this post by Bruce Baker. I'm not even going to excerpt it so you go read the entire thing. He has a way of explaining the complexities of statistics in a way a layperson can understand - and if you teach, you MUST understand what's coming.
Race To The Top nearly guarantees that we are going to take the next step in standardized testing application: our jobs will be on the line based on how well our kids do on state tests.
It's already happening, and it's not pretty.
Read Bruce's post. We have to be ready for what's coming next.