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The tests are represented in such a way that the results mean nothing. A lazy student can do little to just barely pass and then get 3 or 4 on the EOC. There is hysteria from teachers and students toward the end of the semester/year. Administrators go totally nuts and come up with silly and sometimes asinine schemes. The teachers and test proctors also have to sit there for 3-4 hours.

THREE TO FOUR HOURS! I HAVE TO SIT FOR A TEST FOR THREE TO FOUR HOURS?

When in adult life do we have to sit that long for a job? Worse, what's with the multiple choice? Teachers spend so much time teaching tricks and tips for multiple choice. Guess what? Those tips and tricks have no application on the job.

You wrote "because political correctness now demands that teachers give out A's and B's to just about everyone." I don't know how to respond to that. If that's happpening, it sounds not so much like political correctness as an employee trying to keep her job. What do you think? Anyway the demonizing of teachers and testing certainly makes the whole thing seem worthless.

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