John Tanner founder of Test Sense is a writer, educational thinker, and a passionate advocate for excellence in schools. He is the author of The Pitfalls of Reform: Its Incompatibility with Actual Improvement and an expert at understanding the unintended consequences of school accountability and explaining what schools need to be great.

John arrived at this point through a very unorthodox route. Armed with degrees in English and Rhetoric and Composition he set out to be an academic but landed in education, in particular working in the areas of standards and assessment. He has served in state government, non-profits, a national leadership group, and the corporate world including multiple executive positions. He brings a practical business savvy and the thoughtfulness of a teacher to the realities of what educators face on a day-to-day basis.