I am quite frankly puzzled by the growing (or closing) gaps in testing that we read about among Black students. It appears to me that someone hoodwinked many Black people into believing that we cannot perform well on tests. We must teach our students that "life requires you to pass tests every day."
We live in the Information Age, where knowledge is power. In this fast-paced world, you need to be who you say you are, and you must prove that you know what you say you know. Let me give you a few examples.
If you want to be a lawyer, you must pass the Bar exam.
If you want to be an accountant