The Abolishment of Standardized Tests in Virginia Lauren Hill

In 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act was created to ensure every child was receiving a quality education.

In 2015, however, this law was replaced with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which further emphasizes the federal government's role in education.

Standardized tests are used under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to determine if public schools should be funded by the federal government.

However, the way the standardized tests are used prevent a quality education.

Teachers cannot teach in-depth information and have to rush through the curriculum because of these tests. Due to this, students are left behind.

Every child has his or her own way of learning, and standardized tests do not allow for this originality to flourish. Instead, the tests discourage students from taking part in the classroom and as a result, students give up.

The students are educated in a way that causes them to believe that if they cannot keep up with everyone else, then they are not smart enough.

Standardized tests are damaging to the public school curriculum and should be abolished in the state of Virginia.

With the abolishment of standardized tests, both students and teachers will succeed in the world of education.

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