Test Taking: How Important is it in Elementary School?

Do you believe that taking tests and memorizing facts does not set your child up for success? You may think otherwise because that is exactly how schools have been structured for over 200 years. It is also how we experienced school when we are growing up.

However, have you ever wondered why the majority of millionaires today did poorly in school? There are a lot of millionaires that dropped out of schools, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Simon Cowell, Ted Turner, and Richard Branson. How do you explain so many highly successful students that are getting straight A’s and have graduated college, yet can’t get a job? We hear this story so often.

Here at Acton Academy, children spend time mastering real-life skills and engaging in real-world problem-solving. We inspire them and give them the tools they need to know who they are inside and be confident in their abilities so they can pursue their dreams.

In this age of Google where everyone has answers at their fingertips, memorizing facts is not as valuable as it used to be. We believe that schools should focus on cultivating entrepreneurship and creativity. 

How about you? What do you believe in? Do you want your child to waste countless hours memorizing facts just to regurgitate on the test? Or do you want your child to learn how to set their own goals and overcome obstacles so they can pursue their dreams?

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