"Standardized testing is used for diagnosis, selection, and measuring of achievement in many social fields, including psychology, education, employment, and professional credentialing. Its benefits are numerous and substantial but are not well articulated or well publicized. Measurement specialists are mainly positive about the worth of standardized testing. Meanwhile, sources that engage public debate tend to be less scientifically informed and more negative about the value of testing."
Correcting fallacies about educational and psychological testing. Vol 1st. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association; 2009.