Students and teachers alike argue that standardized testing, and related procedures, take meaningful time and energy out of students. Students also see that those tests mean nothing, and they slave away at them in the name of administration merit and increased funding for more standardization
How these funds are spent in response to standardized testing must be examined. If the students do poorly compared to previous scores, the administration should spend more on educational resources and better faculty
If a student in college is forced to take a GED course that is completely redundant to their future, and they may fail (affecting their GPA and future opportunities) it is right for a student to cut those corners and ignore learning in favor of passing.
There is no reason for a student to spend money on a GED course, then fail it, when it should not affect their credibility i their field whatsoever. Yet GEDs cripple many students. The result in disinterest and an attitude of "I just need to get the credit" and GEDs are unfairly used to improve GPA
Weeks out of every year are dedicated to the study of TEST TAKING, or how to take certain standardized tests, so that teachers and administrators receive merit for high scores which are arbitrary and do not boost student growth, but inhibit that growth. Standardized testing harms students.
If the tests are for the merit of admins and teachers, then why is the honor code enforced on students? we spend so much time learning how to test that we lose valuable time learning actual material. Therefore, Admins disgrace their own principles through self-interest.