Oklahoma Superintendent Janet Barresi is defending the number of tests students take during the school year.
The controversy come from upset parent who believe their children are over-tested and anxious.
Barresi says, "I agree teachers should spend more time teaching and students should spend less time worrying about tests."
The top state educator says she wants to clear up some myths.
She says, "Out of all the hours required for instruction in a school year – 1,080 hours by state law – less than 1 percent is spent by a student taking state- or federally mandated tests."
Barresi says other assessment tests may be given by teachers or required by school districts.