Stressing Tests, Testing Stress

As OGT’s are quickly approaching it seems that teenagers are burrowing down in their rooms, collecting food and storing it like it’s the end of the world.

I’ve recently been informed by a friend of mine that nobody actually does this. It’s just what smart kids do to study and get away with “overeating”.  Surely I’m not the only one doing this.

The first word that pops into my mind when somebody says “test” is STESS.

I need to study. Should I pull an all-nighter? What does this even mean? 

I mean, LOADS of stress is put on all teenagers. We not only have to worry about future plans for school and our life, but we have to incorporate graduation tests and PARCC testing as well? I’m sorry, but that’s just a crap ton of work.

I understand. I get that they’re preparing us for the real world. But aren’t we living in the real world as it is? I know teenagers that have to raise their household because their parents don’t do anything. That is the real world and I don’t think that is what you want to prepare us for. I’m sick of everyone claiming that tests are to prepare us, when in reality they were made to track our progress and try to get us all to learn the same things. I don’t want to be monotonous. I don’t care if we don’t outdo other countries in the academic aspect but so long as we keep our heads and quit screwing everyone out of their jobs and money. Sorry off topic.

OGT’s. How’s that?

This will be the very last year my school takes part in the OGT’s which means I am the ending class of that test. The freshman have to take PARCC testing which is almost as worse.

I hear that there are various stages that you could potentially be placed into during the OGT test. Basic, Average, Advanced, and something higher that I probably won’t get.

I’m going to paste the link to practice tests for our friends who have them coming up as well:

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Testing-Materials/Ohio-Graduation-Tests-OGT-Full-Length-Practice-T

http://www.flashcardsecrets.com/ogt/

Wish us luck!

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