Yes, I think that the standardized tests should be made public as this parent demands. If a measure is worth using it is worth scrutinizing. I remember when my youngest son did poorly on the environment section of the test for K4. Then, I found out that he missed a question misidentifying a subway turnstile (we live in the country) and also a man with a long grey wig and a gavel who was supposed to be a judge. (The teacher and I agreed that both just didn’t fit knowledge of a K4 kid!)
We need to know what kids know but we also need to know if what we think they need to know makes sense at all. Pineapple-gate may just be a hinge of history that swings the educational publishing industry in an entirely different direction.