A reader on my Education Week blog Bridging Differences sent the following comment:

Examining the PA governor’s budget for 2012-2013, testing monies have increased from $32 million to $52 million, while dual enrollment payments have gone from $7 million to 0 (funds that enable talented high school students to take community college courses). Elementary science funding has also gone from $7 million to 0 (it’s not on the test!) and funding for teacher professional development has been reduced from $21 to $6.4 million. Funding to PA state universities has gone from $444 million to $330 million. Obviously, this is not a tests-instead-of game, but it’s interesting to see where the priority changes are.