As a child, I hated taking the standardized tests. We would spend hours reading the questions and filling in the little circles. There was no interaction with peers or teachers. When you finished the test, you had to sit quietly at your desk and stare at the wall. It was the most boring thing we had to do in school.
I dealt with my frustration and boredom by using the answer sheet to create cool designs. I never read the questions, I just filled in the bubbles to make nifty pictures. I also used whatever scrap paper we were given to write funny stories.
Obviously, I didn’t do well on those standardized tests. I didn’t care about the score, it was the principle of the matter. I hated those tests and I refused to participate.