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“I think it’s dumb. I mean they don’t really count towards anything anyway.” ninth grader Layla Shelow said.
Photo taken by Ben Blackie

“I think it’s dumb. I mean they don’t really count towards anything anyway.” ninth grader Layla Shelow said. Photo taken by Ben Blackie

“I think it’s dumb. I mean they don’t really count towards anything anyway.” ninth grader Layla Shelow said. Photo taken by Ben Blackie

“I think it’s dumb. I mean they don’t really count towards anything anyway.” ninth grader Layla Shelow said. Photo taken by Ben Blackie

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What are your thoughts on standardized tests? Explain.

“I don’t like them because they are too hard.” eighth grader Nate Empson said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“I don’t like it because it’s boring. It’s just a waste of time,” seventh grader Matthew Giordano said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“I guess they are helpful because they get you ready for bigger tests in high school,” eighth grader Jenna Williams said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“I don’t really like it because it is a hassle and it takes a long period of time,” eighth grader Chawntelle Ogureck said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“Standardized testing is not worth the struggle,” seventh grader Danielle Bardelang said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“I think it’s dumb. I mean they don’t really count towards anything anyway,” ninth grader Layla Shelow said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“It’s stupid. They can’t just give tests like that, kids have different abilities. It just doesn’t make sense,” ninth grader Rylie Whitaker said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“I think it’s great because you can show what you learned, what you’re proficient in, and what your teachers taught,” eighth grader Tyler Bennett said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“I think they’re dumb. They’re long for no reason. And it’s just complicated,” ninth grader Leslie Flores said. Photo by Ben Blackie

“I don’t think they’re necessary. They just cause everyone more stress. And, in my opinion it stresses me out a lot. I mean they could count next year for levels, but it’s not really helpful,” seventh grader Emma Peterman said.
Photo by Ben Blackie