"There's an old joke about a man who goes to the doctor. The doctor tells him that there is a spot on his X-ray. The man, in a cancer panic asks what can be done. The doctor takes him through an elaborate agenda of medications, radiation, chemotherapies and surgeries. The man says that it sounds terrible and the doctor replies "Or we could just touch up your X-ray."
He goes on to talk about how schools and districts are doing the same thing with testing. It is thought provoking!
(image from http://www.med.harvard.edu/.../