Sorry for the poor analogy. I had wished to make the point that MCAS could/should be used as an indicator of how well the patient (school district) is doing (similiar to the medical tests).<quoted text>
What does medical tests have to do with MCAS., your comparing apples to oranges.
If your child's x-ray revealed a possible tumor or his or her temperature was 103F, would you take corrective action or at least try to understand what's going on? Not getting periodic checkups doesn't solve anything. However, MCAS is indicating that something is dreadfully wrong at NM but we're guilty of ignoring it.