Changing the Perception of Tests

A cold windy morning

Names listed on the wall

Chants of “get in a line” from a distant officer

So begins our day

 

Grey walls with faded white tile

Bleak rooms of silence

The burning pain of metal against skin

This is the reality for our next four hours

 

Familiar faces- lacking in number

Then a distinguished leader appears

“Your time starts now”

 

Welcome to the SAT.

 

The accuracy of this description make me worry and wonder as to why, in this particular moment, the education system starkly resembles the opening to a dystopian novel. Sure we’re taking a test, but what if a test of knowledge was seen more as a fun thing? To challenge your knowledge shouldn’t seem so grim.

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