Dan Hart writes: ...snip >Starting early (like second or third grade) students would be assessed as to >objective criteria. It makes no sense to continue in the same manner with >students of any age who aren't participating and benefitting in their own >education. Of course, during the elementary years, there wouldn't be a >punitive nature to the exams, but some state mandated intervention might be ...snip
Please explain "objective" criteria? Do such things exist? All assessment is IMHO inherently subjective.