THANK YOU!!! What the public doesn't realize is that the TEST is not just a one day event. It consumes teaching time for the entire school year. There is a pretest, practice testing, school level testing, weekly testing over classroom material, quarterly testing and then the post test at the end. And this is for first graders. Six year old children should be singing,laughing and learning the joy of reading. The state has forgotten we are teaching human beings not robots!