The results of standardized tests are strongly correlated with family income and education. Students from well-off families get the highest scores. Those from poor families obtain the lowest scores. This is the case for every standardized test, whether state, national, international, SAT or ACT. Sometimes poor children score high, and sometimes children from rich families score low, but those are outliers. Standardized tests favor those who already have an advantage and stigmatize those who have the least. They are not and never will be, by their very nature, a vehicle for promoting equity.