An op-ed piece from a fellow Rochester alum, Joseph Ganem who is a physics professor at Loyola University in Baltimore.  Interesting take, given the swirling interest in using student test scores as teacher measurement tools, as well as the burning mania for analytics in all aspects of business.  As a word guy, I've always been more interested in the story behind the numbers but, like anything, appropriately applied and totally understood, numerics can deliver relevant data to qualitative issues. Test scores vs. accountability.