It never fails, when testing time comes around, Helen's anxiety takes over. She has trouble sleeping which makes it hard for her to stay alert during tests. It's really hard to watch her go through this every single year.
-Robin Lowry, Parent
"Between the pre and post tests, AR tests, STAR tests, and LEAP tests - my students had taken 68 standardized based tests. By the time they get to the LEAP test, students are tired and have lost focus."
Retired Middle School Teacher
"The testing craze has forced us to lose sight of what’s most important – the joy of learning."
High School Math Teacher
Iberia Parish Schools, Louisiana
"Do we need all this testing. Do we need it every year. It gets to be just too much."
Parent of Middle School Student
Baton Rouge, Louisiana