I had to take the ACT last week, which went okay and was over by 12:30. However, the freshman and sophomores had to take this new test (I've forgotten what it was called) that took them the whole day. Thankfully they had breaks in between some of the tests just like us. I am kind of glad that Iam a junior this year and didn't have to go through what they had to do.
And if you are wondering, our school day lasts from 7:45 to 2:30
At the same time, Since I am a junior, I have to take tests from a company called the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC for short). They are spread out over a couple of days during April (Though I have to take one of the tests in May, because I am currently taking AP Economics). They are not too bad, but people seem to hate them and are opting out of them. I have also heard the passing rate is something like 50%. Before last year, students at my high school were taking the OAKS (Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills), which was a whole lot easier in my opinion, because it was all multiple choice
Anyways, sorry for the long rant, but I just wanted to speak my mind about standardized tests