Standardized testing is a very controversial topic. I can not decide if I am for or against it because I do believe they are not 100% accurate, because it does not consider circumstances that might effect results. For example, if a student is having problems at home, a student may have moved to Ontario and never been exposed to standardized tests before, if a student has trouble comprehending what a math question is asking due to their reading level, but they are capable of answering the question, etc.What if a student is just not good at taking tests? For example, in math we do not only use tests for assessment, we use rich assessment tasks, conversations etc. .Why are we only giving students the opportunity to prove their knowledge and skills using one method? With this being said, how else could the province, for example, get accurate data on student learning? I do believe it is important for our learning to be monitored in order to improve instruction and the curriculum.