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Do not stress pupils with tests

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There must be no more additional state testing mandated for our students. What there must be is more teaching of subject matter so students can learn in classrooms and not be so overwhelmed with preparing for state tests.

Teachers should not be evaluated on the results of state testing because there are other components they can be evaluated on. Also, a lot of unnecessary stress is put on teachers, administrators and students as well as parents with all of this mandated state testing.

Students do not need any additional pressure on them, but with these state tests that is what happens. Let our teachers teach and let our students learn — not be stressed out.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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