“Standardized testing is a significant source of stress for us and takes away from our learning experience by forcing teachers to “teach to the test.” In classes without standardized testing, the curriculum has been more flexible and has focused on learning goals that better suit our needs. The narrow focus of standardized tests stifles creativity and flexibility.” — Haverhill High School VIP Report
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