Who decided it was a good idea to have children testing for 2+ hours every day for 5-7 days? I will be administering a state test for 5 days, extended time, no less, and then I'll be proctoring for 7-8 additional days, plus possibly being pulled for makeup testing. I.am.done. The level of total and utter disregard for teaching time has finally made me feel like I need to do something different. I don't know yet, though, since I really do enjoy teaching. What's more, is that there are people who are contracted but who do not work with students that are on standby. I have chosen to opt my child out of this madness, but she will not be getting taught anything because of the testing. We also know that after hours of testing in the morning, teachers are not teaching anything in the afternoons after testing. Just.done.