The link above is a page that explains how many students and parents are against Standardized Testing under the No Child Left Behind law. This site was of interest to me as I was unaware of how many movements existed that encouraged parents to opt-out of the state testing. Some of the movements are asking administrators not to judge their children on these tests but on their year-long performance. Other ideas include parents writing an opt -out letter asking administrators not to administer tests to their children but to provide alternative activities for their students on the days of these tests.
I agree that these tests are very stressful for students and teachers alike and that more emphasis is placed on them than should be but don't know what other alternatives would be best.... any thoughts?