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• Why did you study to learn your road signs? You knew you were going to have to take a test before you could drive. Testing improved your achievement because you knew you were going to be assessed. Likewise, standardized testing can actually improve achievement. The teacher works harder to teach and the student works harder to learn because there will be some form of assessment. It boils down to accountability and personal responsibility. Many jobs require testing, both authentic and formal. Testing is also part of higher education learning.
• At ATC our role is to help you determine your assessment needs. It is not standardized tests that are bad but the way they are often used that is bad. We use the testing experience to help you gain valuable insight into your unique learner. This can help direct your curriculum choices and facilitate discovering your student's distinctive interests and aptitudes. The following link will give you details about what you gain from testing when you test with ATC.