Sarah Maslin Nir of The Times today exposed the practice of ERB retesting, when kindergarten applicants have a second go at the test if the first score is disappointing.  The practice, officially not allowed, happens anyway.

I was one of the educational consultants interviewed for the article.  As I explained, retesting has been going on for years amongst those with in-the-know preschool directors and educational consultants.  I have sometimes recommended it to my clients, and provided them with names of well-regarded IQ testers.  Is the process fair?  No, but neither is requiring 4-year-olds to take the ERB in the first place.