Hello peoples, I have been wondering myself if State tests, such as the WASL for me, or STAR/CAT, along with every other state in the United States, is really necissary. I mean I recently got my scores back, and by no means am I saying that they are bad scores, but I think that this test somewhat stereotypes the students taking the tests. I know that you don't really get a tangible grade, but so much rides on good scores. In example, next year's classes, and the score goes on your record for ALL teachers to see. The state doesn't know the student's work ethic most of all, and that is what bothers me the most about this test. So what do all of you think?? Does it bother you, and what bothers you about it?