Here’s a look at what some of our readers think of the changes:
Justin Virgil Seay: Way to much testing going on. Apart from our regular classroom assessments, we only tested once a year in may when i was in elementary school. In high school, we took the PLAN tenth grade year to prepare for the ACT eleventh grade year. Thats it.
Kimberly Houck: The dumbing of America continues.
April Sadowski: Good… we've seen overtesting and underteaching, which isn't a result of bad teachers, but bad legislation
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Nickie Klepper Sattler: In college, we were always taught not to teach to the test. Now teachers have to. What ever happened to doing what's best for our students.
Christopher James Pooler: Just let the teachers teach how they want. Less testing and more teaching. A caring teacher knows best.
Amanda Christian Doolin: This is dumb. They eliminated Social Studies tests for 4th and 6th graders. They should eliminate common core math curriculum.
Darryl L. McGee: How are the tests "Stupid?" Any test which assists with the education of students is not stupid! These tests serve to enhance what the children are learning.
John W. Bryant: Test are not to create learning, they should know enough to pass and test show if they do.I went to a private school and at the end of each course you took a test on the whole year, if you failed the test you didn't pass the course.They are not to help but only to see if you learned the course material.