While standardized tests have limitations, and it is important to understand those limits and be aware of them when interpreting the test results, there has to be some way to gauge how much each student is learning with relation to others. Standardized tests can help place students in the right classes and identify those students that need more support in order to learn the required information. They should not be used to provide funding or review teachers.
Testing is hard ND THE PRESSURE IS TO MUCH BUT FOR A KID A REGULAR PAPER IS EASIER THERE'S NOT AS MUCH PRESSURE AND JUST THINKING ITS A PAPER NOT TEST LETS A KID RELAX.. KIDS TRY TO HARD AND THEIR BRAINS GET FOGGED WHEN THEY THINK THEY HAVE TO DO GOOD AND GET THE GRADE TO BRING HOME