Last day of standardized testing. One month and many, many hours later. Thanks for joining me for this journey.
Last poem. This is what I’ve been reduced to.
I pledge allegiance to test security
I will stand up for testing purity
I will put tests above all else
My classroom, social life, and health
Won’t speak unless it’s test-aligned
Ban non-test items from my mind
For tests are knowledge. Tests are proof
Tests are uncontested truth
I love the tests. I now confess it
(I must, because the state law says it)