Assessing testing weeks

Editorial Board

As the Editorial Board sat down to reflect on the previous testing week, we could not reach a consensus: some of us had a blissful week without tedious homework assignments, others crammed for two tests they had in one day. While we appreciate the school’s efforts to reduce stress, our mixed reactions to this week indicate that there is room for improvement. We hope several changes can occur for future testing weeks. Wednesday should be reinstated as the break and serve as a day without tests in the middle of the week. Teachers should be discouraged from giving assessments the week before testing week. Most importantly, students should feel they can approach teachers if they need to move assignments. We realize that everyone will experience testing week differently but hope these proposed changes will generally make it more manageable.