I actually see nothing wrong with testing
When I took the SAT two years ago...I was prepared and I knew that it was going to be much harder than the tests I have been taking regularly at my high school...and even though they do not count towards your grades...they do count for your future because no matter what school or college you go to here....they will ask for you state testing scores and depending on what you get....you will know what college you get into....so they are very important and no matter how hard they may seem.....wait till you get to college...then you will know the definition of being "brain fried"....^_^
DO NOT MAKE ME UNLEASH MY INNER DEMON
'Cause you give me something / That makes me scared, alright / This could be nothing / But I'm willing to give it a try / Please give me something
'Cause someday I might call you from my heart
They had just started such testing when I was in 10th grade. Of course, around a Military Base, they had a little more testing because the Military was paying for part of the schooling. If they're goig to do the tests, then I think they should be teaching everyone the same things in the same grades. I blew off my Senior year and got As, Bs, and Cs. Mostly because the stuff they were teaching was stuff I had already had before in lower grades at other schools. Each school system does not teach the same things, therefore testing by States doesn't make a lot of sense unless all of the schools in the State are teaching the same things at the same time.