K-12 Standardized Testing
Students all over the country are being forced to take standardized test in order to “showcase their intelligence” and “knowledge of the subjects”. We believe that these tests are ridiculous and invalid. They make students believe that their worth lies within a number. The state creates these mind games that take an insane amount of stamina that is near impossible for any student to master. These tests have no way of actually showcasing a students intelligence because, each student is different and demonstrates their knowledge in their own way. Some students have test anxiety making it extremely difficult to focus during an exam. Other students may simply just not be good test takers. These tests create stress among students in more ways than one. The test counts for about 20% of a students overall class grade, and if they do not get a sufficient enough score then their grade will drop, potentially dropping their GPA. Also a student may be bullied if their score isn't as high as everyone else's. Not only does testing negatively affect students, but teachers as well. How well a student does on a standardized test reflects on a teachers capability to produce well educated students. This creates mass amounts stress over increasing student scoring. Also some teachers feel they have to dilute their creativity because, they are required to teach to the test. Our goal is to revoke the power/abolish standardized testing for students and teachers alike. If you have the same beliefs as us then stand with us and show your support.