Mr. Whitten's class, and other county schoolteachers, are required to take a CMS test all year to make sure that kids are learning what they are supposed to learn each 9 weeks. They are given a test on each subject (math, science, language arts, and social studies). Teachers' opinions of all this test taking, and kids don't like them. It takes teachers' teaching time, and they are too hard. There are also too many of them and are very long, although they do help children practice their test taking skills.