Testing vs extracurricular: who wins?
When it comes to extracurricular activities some may argue that they take away from a students study and homework time. Others argue that the addition of extra curricular activities help improve student testing.
While these are strictly opinion on sides of parents and students, a study conducted by University of Southern Mississippi shows that while grades were not too much improved, students that were engaged in extracurricular activities had overall higher SAT test scores.
Below is a video that semi-documents how it’s like to balance extracurriculars with state-mandated testing.