I just discovered that Jerry Bracey recently passed away. In his work he had battled the misuse of statistics and testing. If you haven't had a chance to see his work, I encourage you to do so.
The Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education, 2009
32 Principles of Data Interpretation
32 Principles of Data Interpretation Grouped
Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality
Summary of His Work: Gerald Bracey
Jason Ohler: In Tribute to Gerald Bracey and His Campaign to Keep Education Pundits Honest
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” ~Disraeli (popularized by Mark Twain)