Standardized testing is an important part of school. These tests are given to different grades to show what students from Laurens Academy are learning. This also prepares the classes for how major testing in the future will look like. The grades who are taking the standardized testing are second, third, fifth, and seventh. It is taking place on March 5th-7th and picking up again on March 12th-14th. The kids who have to do these tests need to eat filling and healthy breakfasts in the morning in order to focus on everything during the day. To help the students, people in the halls should be as quiet as possible and there should be very few interruptions. Although taking the tests may be difficult, it is good for them to understand different styles of testing.