Standardized testing recently has become a large problem in education. It has become the main focus in curriculum based teaching and is hurting students’ chances to succeed in life. Curricula have been formatted to accommodate tests by providing test preparation during instructional time. This forces teachers to teach students how to take a test rather than teaching the material that is actually on the test. Therefore, testing deprives students of the opportunity to gain useful knowledge.
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