Taking at tip from Joe over at Shut Up and Teach, here is a site from and about my state, Alaska. This site is headquarters for resistance to high stakes testing in Alaska. Especially interesting is the history page and the graphs that show who is passing the high school test and who isn't. For a real life story about the damage NCLB and the high stakes testing it requires, do to real people be sure to read, Julie Mae's story.
On a related topic is this article from Kappan by two authorities on the "science of testing." It is not necessarily pro or anti testing but raises some interesting points for pondering. "Many of us have an intuitive understanding of physics that works surprisingly well to guide everyday action, but we would not attempt to send a rocket to the moon with it. Unfortunately, Mr. Braun and Mr. Miss Levy argue, our policy makers are not as cautious when it comes to basing our school accountability system on intuitive test theory."
In fact I think I must read it again.