“It doesn’t take a standardized assessment to know that for millions of American children, the burden of distance learning, full-time or part-time, widens the academic learning gaps between the haves and have-nots. Whenever children are able to return fully to their classrooms, every teaching moment should be devoted to teaching, not to resolving gaps in test scores that we already know exist. If the tests are given this spring, the scores will not be released until fall 2021 when students have different teachers and may even be enrolled in a different school. The scores will have little or no diagnostic value when they finally arrive. Simply put, a test is a measure, not a cure.