When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids In my 35 years of teaching I proctored many tests. In the "old days" we were allowed to see the test before the test day, I would take the test myself just so I could help any student without giving the method of solving or the answer away, since you could help the student on reading or definition of words (not on the tests vocabulary). Now we can't even read the test question when a student asks a question (again not on vocabulary or method of solving). The conspiracy theory part of me thinks the test making companies do not want teachers to discover how the tests are not doing "the job!" The complete list of problems with high-stakes standardized tests ",... a few became teachers. Without exception, those who talked to me at the reunion had no regrets. But also without exception, none of them would now encourage anyone to enter the field. Reason Number One: Standardized, machine-scored, high-stakes tests." Both are by Marion Brady, veteran teacher, administrator, curriculum designer and author. These are interesting Blogs/articles, give it a read and comment, please.