I am a Florida student currently in eighth grade. I have had Pearson textbooks since I was in the first grade. I have taken either the FSA, or FCAT tests several times per year since I was in the third grade. Heck, I'm pretty sure my IQ test was Pearson. On behalf of all Florida students, may I humbly say, PEARSON IS THE WORST!!! I have always passed these tests, seeing as every year my teachers spend all year drilling it into my brain that the FSAs are the most important thing ever. My grades are absolute stellar, but the school that I go to refuses to let me skip a grade because test scores are down, and they need good students to bring up the average, because these tests determine the amount of funding that our school gets for extracurricular activities. Isn't it ironic that they use test scores to get the activities that we never get to enjoy, because we are constantly studying for these tests. Pearson tests don't just completely drain every ounce of creativity from the atmosphere at schools, they are also inaccurate, as they serve absolutely no purpose gauging the the students's ability to process or comprehend information. Last year was probably the hardest for me, I am usually an A student, but in math last year I had a C, as well as a C in science, which is usually my best subject. Last year somehow I got extremely good scores in both, which was surprising to say the least. This year, I do not have my results back yet, but I am rather pessimistic, not because I did not know the materiel, I did, but because the computer based testing was so confusing. For starters, during my math test I could not enter several answers. On one question it let me type in my answer, but would erase it when I hit enter. I just skipped those, because I had no other choice. On my ELA FSA, it brought me to the login screen twice WHILE I WAS STILL WORKING, and deleted all of my progress. Thankfully, the terrible people at Pearson give students nearly forty five minutes more than they need. Even the slowest kids in my class where finished with an extra thirty minutes on the ELA test, and at least and nearly an hour on the math test. Thank you for reading, and let me just say that Pearson standardized tests are the absolute worst. Pearson is such a large company, it is nearly impossible to find a textbook that they are not involved with, but if you are a state looking to replace your current standardized test look for one that Pearson does not develop, or deliver.