Standardized testing seems a bit archaic. Here’s what I want to know: if we assume that every student has access to the internet while taking a test, what does that do to the format of the test, and the nature of the questions?
Ideally, you are testing for intelligence. Intelligence is NOT memorization (a skill that standardized tests place a premium on). A good memory is admirable, but I place a premium on resourcefulness, tenacity, and problem solving. So why not allow those talents to further positively effect the outcome of the test?
My belief is that the world is becoming so connected, it's ludicrously artificial to measure productiveness/intelligence outside of that system. Let the internet be my long-term memory. With the sum of human knowledge at one’s finger-tips, aren’t we more interested in developing the students that wield it, and their intelligence, to the greatest effect?