St. Helena Elementary School third-grade teacher Bethany McNeil, discusses stress and testing during an interview on March 6, 2014. "If we're not talking to the students about the results of the test, they are meaningless to students.  So, you have to somehow create meaning for the students... and it's not just another piece of paper," said McNeil.
St. Helena Elementary School third-grade teacher Bethany McNeil, discusses stress and testing during an interview on March 6, 2014. "If we're not talking to the students about the results of the test, they are meaningless to students. So, you have to somehow create meaning for the students... and it's not just another piece of paper," said McNeil. Staff photo
St. Helena Elementary School third-grade teacher Bethany McNeil, discusses stress and testing during an interview on March 6, 2014. "If we're not talking to the students about the results of the test, they are meaningless to students. So, you have to somehow create meaning for the students... and it's not just another piece of paper," said McNeil. Staff photo

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