I spotted this image on Justin Tarte's Blog and lifted it to make a point - we must re-think the standardization of education. Visualize the fish trying to take this standardized assessment and know what it feels like to watch students on standardized state testing day. In this image, who would be the clear "stand-out student'? The monkey, correct? What if the exam demanded flight? The bird, right. See, like the cartoon suggests, everyone has different attributes - why then do we mandate the same assessment for our students?