School Testing

There are very few people that I am aware of that get totally excited about school testing. But school testing is a necessary thing if we are going to be able to know what kind of progress is being made.
One of the definitions given for education is, “the knowledge and development resulting from an educational process.” But how do we now what knowledge or development has taken place? That’s right, school testing! Testing may come even before you start kindergarten. Some schools require children to take an entrance exam (if you will) so they are aware of what kind of preschool education this child has had.
And from then on it is a constant line up of test after test. There is school testing in the classrooms, on local, district, national, and college levels. On a national level there are some standardized testing that lets us know how the nation is doing overall in education. Then there are tests that can help you get into college or help colleges determine eligibility, such as the SAT or ACT tests. There may be even some after college for some professions.
If school testing makes you nervous or anxious just remember it is just a way of measuring progress and as you continue to grow you will continue to progress. Relax and just do the best you can.