No More Tests in School

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We Should Not have Tests in Schools Testing in school measures no more than a student’s ability to take a test. The amount of pressure on a student during a standardized test is immense. Einstein a German theoretical physicist once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”(Einstein). Having everybody in a diverse country take the exact same tests doesn’t accurately measure their ability on the topic people believe we should not have testing in schools because it evaluates a student on one day, they do not take into account external factors. They also only evaluate the knowledge of the student at the time of the test, not the overall growth of a student. Tests can create stress for the school and the student, teachers franticly try to prepare the students and the students try to prepare themselves for the heavily weighted test. Testing creates stress for the students and only measures their ability to take a test, Tests only measure current knowledge and not jumps in knowledge , and teachers only “teach the test”, Testing doesn’t count disabilities or external factors. Standardized testing is not good for students. My first reason is from an interview with a high school English teacher; Ronal Lindley said that “The problem with tests are that kids don’t read the boom because it’s the right thing to do, they do it to pass the test”(Lindley). This means that students do not
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