The Problem with Standardized Testing

For many students standardized testing is a drama that creates high expectations, fear, anxiety and is also essentially quite boring. Being that it's considered such an important test in the American education system, students place an overly large amount of concern on what there scores are and what it will mean for their future.
Standardized testing is in and of itself a problem, creating fear and boredom in the students, both of which are famous for diminishing memory. Another aspect that is problematic is that both students and teachers over-emphasize the test, meaning that teachers must "teach the test" - or convince the students to memorize successfully. One potential solution would be to eliminate standardized testing entirely, opening teachers and students to a more creative curriculum.

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