Sunday, May 11, 2008

Student's Take on Testing

We just got through our CAHSEE and our Star or CSTs this spring - on an informal survey I asked the students to give their take on the tests. Here are some of their responses:

"I would say that the testing is actually very important..I take any kind of testing very seriously, I am afraid that many do not.."
"Some CST tests were more difficult than others but they all drained us. I thought the science portion was going to be a walk in the park, but boy was I wrong..."
"...the testing did go on for a while and got really old just sitting for 2 hours reading but it was a nice break from normal tests and big homework assignments."
"I see no point in doing the testing if its going to be so long..."
"Well I think that testing is really lame...I really don't like it in general just because I think that it is pointless because we spend so much time testing when we could actually be learning something."