While I could describe the anxiety of testing with a multitude of humorous memes, to get serious, what do we do about testing? Especially as writing and reading educators, we all have our own strong feelings about testing. Should it be used or not? As much as I am not a fan of testing, there is one point that must be talked about. In the society we live in, everything is testing centered. How did we get into college? We took a test. How do we become a teacher? We take a test. Even if a student doesn't want to go to college, many vocations now have a test after training that you must pass in order to begin the job. Everything we do is centered around our test performance. So as teachers, we must prepare our students for testing. So how do we do this, without “teaching to the test”? Many voiced their opinions in class about hating testing: then how do we prepare our students for a world where a test is how you succeed? And in an English classroom? Not saying that this idea of a test-focused society is a good or bad thing, but it is our reality. So...what do we do?