It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are nine dramatic works of art, presumably saving us at least 9,000 words, by students expressing their feelings about having to take standardized tests.

These pictures come from students studying art with teacher Christina Chang at Burlington High School in Burlington, Mass. Chang posted the pictures on her Web page, with an explanation for the assignment she gave to her students:

Drawing and Painting students in grades 10-12 were asked to create art about how they FEEL about standardized tests. I gave the students some old scantron sheets and offered drawing and painting materials.

Here, with permission from Chang, are the works of art by some of her students:


(By Josephine Samarjian)
(By Alyssa Healey)
(By Alyssa Healey)

(By Jill Sullivan)

(By Sarah Iodice)
(By Laura Schissler)
(By Laura Schissler)
(By Rachel Carlino and Emily Moreira)
(By Rachel Carlino and Emily Moreira)

(By Maddie Worob)

(By Lindsay Conley)

(By Samantha Lynch)