Persuasive Essay: Should Students Take Standardized Testing?

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Ring the bell goes, but nobody is getting up why you ask yourself as you fill in the last bubble on tour test. Then you get to thinking should students take these tests. But then you realized you were thinking out loud and somebody says no we should not. Then you get in trouble so the teacher tells you when we get back from winter break you going to write a paper because you got in trouble. So you think about your three reasons that students should not have to take the test and they are, It takes up teachers teaching time, students have a lot of stress, and teachers obsessed over them.

To begin with testing takes up teaching time. Teachers could be teaching things but we are taking test. We could learn things for the next year. Actually It shows what students have learned. Let's move on to the next thing.
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Students are stressing over them and they’re scared of not passing. Last year sixth graders at lafrance took six test and they were very scared, So students need stress to prepare for life. Lastly teachers obsessed over them. Teachers are trying to get them done on time. If a student is out it messes up the teachers whole plan. So who cares about the teachers It's for the students. Plus the teachers are just the helpers it doesn't matter about them.
In conclusion Students should not take standardized test because/ take up teaching time, Have a lot of stress, and teachers obsessed over them. Just think If we had no more standardized testing think how happy lives would

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