Vote: Do You Think You Take Too Many Standardized Tests?

By Tonka Dobreva 10.26.2015 interact

As you learned on the show today, President Obama acknowledged over the weekend that students in the US take too many standardized tests, and this excessive testing is not only stressing out students, but also increasingly worrying parents and teachers. The president announced plans to cut down on the time students spend taking tests, saying that standardized testing should not take up more than 2 percent of classroom time.

A new study shows that standardized testing “has exploded in the past decade,” leaving the average eight-grader in the US today spending about 25.3 hours during the school year taking standardized tests.

We want to hear from you: Do you think you take too many standardized tests? Vote and tell us what you think in the comments section below. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.


  1. Dakota

    yes it is too much and so is home work

  2. Faith

    Yes,these tests are too much, and are stressing me out!

  3. madison patrick

    Yes, because most of the things we learn we wont need to know the rest of our live.

  4. angelin jacks

    its too much preasure for students too handle

    • Julia

      It takes away so much learning time. And Its very stressful

  5. Dakota


  6. Dakota

    Yes it is too many only in social

  7. Teya Ebert

    Yes we take WAY to many test in a school year

  8. kacy

    We have lots of tests in one week I don’t think I can survive the whole school year!!!

  9. Sonya

    Yes we do take to many standardized test because in high school we rake 5 state tests our 9th and 10th grade year.

  10. Ellen Joy Stevens

    I think we take to many standardized tests. Some schools take a quiz for almost every two chapters in a book. Its stressing and some people forget to read the chapters because they think to much about it.

  11. halle rodriguez

    hi im am new to this I really enjoy watching your shows they help me in science class and I get my current event done from your website it is the best u all are great news reporters I will be watching all your shows from know to the end of 8 grade!!!!!!

  12. Matti S

    Honestly, its ridiculous! Escpically if your a bad test taker like I am errrr!

  13. Schmer

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Way too many! we’re just human beings.

  14. Capri Offield

    Yes we take way to many tests! If anything we should only take one big tests, rather than a bunch of little tests!

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