A Fourth Grader Shamed the School Board Publicly. She May Be Young but Her Maturity is Off the Charts.

Sydney Smoot is a fourth-grader at Brooksville Elementary. In this video, she shares her distress on standardized testing in schools with members of the Hernando County School Board at their regular meeting on March 17, 2015. Although she is really young and only in the fourth grade, this young lady brings forth some valid points.

If the purpose of the test is to measure student learning, she thinks progressive testing would be the ideal measurement than standardized tests. She also thinks that it puts a lot of pressure on the students, teachers, and also the parents. In some classrooms, the stress to have students “pass” the standardized test has forced teachers to miss regular teaching lessons and focus on test-taking skills. She did a great job coming forward and delivering her opinions!


Watch the video below! What are your thoughts on these tests? Don’t forget to share them in the comments section below!

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