Taks test are totally useless. All they are doing is teaching how to pass a test! If this continues we will cause children in the school system to drop out and set them up for failure. I think it is ridiculous that a test is what tells us, a student can go on to the next grade or even graduate... not on their overall performance throughout the school year! Teachers are not allowed to be creative anymore they are to busy teaching whats on the TAKS test. Furthermore, they are only teaching what's on the TAKS test and nothing more. This is causing to much STRESS on our children...and this is United States of America our children should be able to learn and not be decimated to a mindless child who is a statistic, rather than a delicate mind we wish to educate. We need to stop this testing and let children have recess and become creative once more! Not to mention all the money the Government is spending to administer these test given on paper!