Unnecessary but Formative Assessments Encouraged by My Parents

The bane of every Chinese kid's existence
  1. Taking the SAT at 13 to get into CTY
    CTY summer camp -- anyone do this? "American Pie" and Rubik's cubes
  2. CM tests for piano
    The written portion was ridiculous
  3. Kumon levels
    Kobe's kids did it!
  4. Soroban
    Doing math by visualizing an abacus...then competing in it
  5. Elite SAT prep
    I resisted hard against this and never had to go, but this one is for all the poor souls who did