These tests were intended to judge and hold the system and schools accountable but now are also measuring the intelligence and achievement of a student with it. This method being used is affecting not only the students, but the parents and teachers as well. The student is not learning what needs to be learned in school because the teachers are too busy teaching them how to pass this test. Parents and students and teacher are being pressured over this test. The test is not an adequate evidence of how much the child knows. The student could have had a bad night at home, maybe his/her parents are going through a divorce, or they are having health issues. It is unfair that a child can go their whole school year with excellent grades but if he/she fails this test they are not able to go to the next grade or even graduate.
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