This article describes an incident involving the author, his daughter, and sample items from a Standards of Learning assessment. The author uses this incident to describe his increasing confusion with SOL assessments, especially in the area of reading, and proposes that educators spend less time "testing our kids" with SOL assessments, and more time "testing their theories" so that assessment better reflects recent advances in reading and learning theory.
Bintz, W. P. (1998). Is It Just Me, Or Are There Other Parents and Teachers Out There Confused About SOL Reading Assessments?. Reading Horizons, 38 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol38/iss4/5