From birth we are tested
Spanked on the butt to see if we cry
In Elementary school we learn for standardized tests
"You're learning this because it's on the test"
Test upon test upon test said to observe our progress
High school is baseline, interim, midterm finals, AP, AICE and End Of Course
There is never time to decompress
We absorb information for a test
Bu do you ever stop to think if everyone truly understands?
Or are you just going by your lesson plans?
SAT ACT, and PERT to determine college readines
What if I'm not?
I am tired of taking tests
Tests only determine how well you can teach,
Not how much I know
If you give me an 'F', give yourself an 'F'
You didn't teach well enough to understand
If I have failed, you have failed me
In college I can only look forward to more test
You always have questions for me
Now I have a few for you:
What's in it for you?
Does my success affect your salary?
Do you even care about my future,
Or am I just another ID number?
You weren't prepared for this test, where you?
Did I ask to be born in the most tested generation?
No further questions.