I believe that Wicomico County testing isn’t good. As a high school student going through a lot of pressure due to that fact that I have to pass many tests to meet graduation requirements, the additional county testing just stresses me out even more. Some people say most of the testing doesn’t count – others say it does, it was unclear to us students which tests do and which tests don’t count towards graduation or not, or even to our grades in general – it’s a mess. Testing in general is unfair because a student’s ability should not be measured on test scores alone. A students ability should be based on their consistent work through school, on their interaction with the material, the way they can express themselves through writings etc. – not Standardized Testing that only adds pressure to us students.
Student February 24, 2016