A Brooksville Elementary student isn’t happy with the new statewide testing in schools, and she’s making her opinion known.
Sydney Smoot, 9, spoke Tuesday in front of the Hernando County School Board. She told school leaders that she’s not happy with the new Florida Standards Assessments.
“I do not feel that all this FSA testing is accurate to tell how successful I am,” she said in her speech.
The fourth-grader says the testing causes way too much anxiety for students.
“I just don’t think it’s fair because one test defines you as either a success or failure,” Sydney said.
She also says she had to sign a form telling her not to talk about the testing with her parents. She felt the need to speak up. (Click to continue reading)
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