One of the hardest things to hear as a teacher is when a student says, "Boy, this test was easy," when you just watched them answer questions incorrectly. Ouch! That hurts!
Just one more day of torture...I mean testing.
(I think I dislike it more than the kids.)
If the state wants to test the children over what they actually learn in their grade they should let the teachers teach for the whole year! The only thing that would take any time to grade are the students' writing samples. The writing portion could be given in April which would give "the experts" two and a half months to grade. And with computerized testing, the rest of the tests could be given in May with results generated immediately.
I'm sure this will never happen. Far be it for the system to actually think of "the children" in all of their bureaucracy.