When a teacher proceeds to teach certain topics because they are on a test, usually one required by the government for students to pass, and the school's funding is based on how many pass. They direct all learning so that as many students as possible know not only the ideas and concepts that the test is designed to check, but the procedures, and sometimes specific problems that are on the test.

Discourages any deviation in the topic, and sometimes classes can get caught up in taking practice tests for this required test, instead of learning additional ideas and concepts, because the school must concern itself with keeping as much funding as possible because there is such a lack of funds for education.