Is the use of the standardized testing improving education?

My Opinion-

I believe the state testing is not improving our education, because teachers already give us tests that help us. Although, presidential candidate, Barack Obama thinks that the standardized testing does improve our education, therefore he does like the idea. Mitt Romney also likes the idea of the standardized state testing. Effects on students and teachers: Teachers and students feel a tremendous amount of pressure associated with high-stakes testing to produce high student test scores. Gifted and talented students feel pressure to perform well to bring up all scores, which can often result in disengagement from the learning process, and many more.