â€˜Middle School Syndromeâ€™ Undergoes a Reversal – New York Times:
â€œThere are superintendents who want to avoid teaching to the test,â€ Dr. Lodovico said. â€œI say, weâ€™re going to provide the kind of instruction that the state standards want us to provide. If that is teaching to the tests, so be it.â€
and this is why the students might be able to take a test, but not be considered learned, or otherwise educated. teaching to the test is to teach failure in everything other than the test.