Not that this will change anyone's minds. In these hard economic times, getting the right book to the right child at the right time seems to be a luxury many people feel we can't afford.
But what is the cost of printing and sending the glossy pamphlets with my childrens' Ohio Acchievement Assessment scores? Or the cost of administering the tests? Which contributes more to students' academic growth-- having a professional to make sure they have a book that keeps them reading, or taking a test.
Just a thought.