Last week I talked a little about why we choose to do standardized testing each year and some of the advantages we see in that choice. But trust me, it is not all rainbows and ponies, folks. Have you tested your kids before? It is not for the faint of heart. It is time consuming at best and painful at its worst.
After encountering several challenges, it got me thinking about the flaws of standardized testing. I have come up with 7, but I assure you there are many more!
1. Standardized testing. The very name is flawed. Whose kid is standard? Really, what does that mean? God created us all to be unique individuals. Why do we think that every child should know the same things at the same time? Some kids learn to read when they are 3, others, not until they are 7. One is not doomed to fail while the other thrives.
2. Homeschoolers do not typically spend months prior teaching to the test. I know it is done in public schools because we hear teachers complain about it all the time. I, however, do not have the time nor energy.