I see many posters on here talking about how they are a good teacher because their students' "test scores were the highest they'd ever been" -- or something along those lines. This school year, I would encourage all of us to try to move past that type of thinking and to be vocal about it, even if we're in districts where test scores are basically all the admin cares about. Example conversation: Parent: "You must be pleased -- I saw the school's test scores went up this year." Instead of saying, "Yeah, thanks. We worked hard on that!" try saying, "Not really. Test scores aren't what matter. They can be easily gamed, and the thing they best measure is student affluence. I was most excited to see that my students loved learning -- when we published a class book, several of them felt like real authors for the first time. It was amazing!" (or whatever works for your subject/grade level) Every time we act like test scores matter, we lose a precious opportunity to fight back against this test-first culture we're in.