I am starting to agree. I hate taking the overwhelming amount of tests. Just saying. My life is becoming filled with, "You should study for this test in 4 days", "No, study for my test in 6 days." It seems like the teachers are vying for my attention.
Seriously. I have resorted to just not studying. Do you know what happened? My grades improved! I now am a straight-A student and am about to take the SAT for the National Merit Scholarship Program. I am surprised. The less and less I take tests, becoming more and more able to focus on the actual material, I am starting to enjoy the class more. AP U.S. History is easy because I am history buff. AP English Literature is a bit tough, but I am still making a 95! AP Statistics is the easiest AP class i have ever taken. AP Physics is relatively easy because I am really good at math and conceptual science.
The reason these classes are so easy is because they don't have many tests. I think that each student should be in school for 36 weeks and take one test every 6 weeks per class. That will result in a total of 48 tests in one year for me. I had taken at least 75 tests last year. This year, I have taken 15. I have been in school for 10 weeks this year.
Just saying. There is NO reason for a student to have to take over 100 tests in a year (at this rate, I will take exactly 48 tests, imagine that!) Traditional schools have given kids and teens too many tests. If I could change anything at this point, I would, but I cannot, so I leave it to fate.