Why do I have to take this!?

<p>So, we have MCAS testing at my school next week. (it's our state's standardized test)</p>

<p>Why do I have to take this test? what is the point!</p>

<p>Our school is number 4 in the state on it (give or take), and it's easier than the quizzes that our teachers give. I don't get it, can someone explain.</p>

<p>No Child Left Behind mandates that your state have an exam to measure standards. Almost everyone must take it to graduate.</p>

<p>Yea, the standardized test in our state was ridiculously easy. Just an annoyance really, no big deal.</p>

<p>yep. the test is designed so that everyone should be able to pass it. it's not supposed to be an advanced level test, just one that shows you were able to learn the bare minimum required to pass high school.</p>