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Elementary Schools
Standardized tests didn't help me learn
Standardized tests didn't help me learn

I am a senior at Dulaney High School and write with a special note of concern toward the average testing of 8th grade children ("Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year," Nov. 15). Personally, I have never had a real problem with tests as a student and consider them to be simply a part of education and the system. I have also been lucky to never suffer from test anxiety or any other issue related to taking tests or exams. However, reflecting upon the classes I have taken and the curricula followed by the teachers, there is some effect all of the testing in middle and elementary school has upon the quality of teaching. Testing the students...