Adequate Yearly Progress only focuses on if the student is proficient at the time of the testing. This is a disservice to students and teachers because you are doing all this work to take a Standardized test. Standardized testing can create a lot of stress for both educators and students. A student with a 4.0 must pass all four standardized tests in order to graduate. That causes a student a lot of stress with all the hard work they do during the years it seems like a waste when it comes down to a test to graduate it can be very discouraging.
In recent years testing has been a huge component of public education in the United States. Students take year long classes and then are forced to take long exams based on what they have learned. The problem with this is that many of these classes don’t provide students with the tools that they need to function outside the classroom. It is true that some of these classes are necessary and need to be taught, however, this is not the case for all of them. Standardized testing needs to be re-evaluated and replaced with more beneficial ways of teaching students information.
Students are also getting less learning time, due to the time it takes for test prep. They even will take out daily announcements and pep-rallies to “prepare” the students for the tests they have that day (Ramey). With everything comes a Pro and Con side, but it is to find middle ground which is important. This argument of standardized testing, has the side of the nation trying to keep up with the standards of other country, because we are falling a bit behind in academics, compared to other countries. There is where a line where students aren’t getting the all-round experience and knowledge that they need to succeed.
School Year Round Why would anyone want to go to school a year-round? (Rhetorical Question) School should be a year-round because then students will not forget their learning, be more focused on their education and it will be easier to earn their credits in a shorter period of time. Firstly, A school year-round should be offered each year so students will not forget the learning. Many students that come back from their summer break most likely struggle on what they have learned, for instance, everyone ignores most of the subjects and methods that everyone discovered last year. Having a year-round school can allow students continually practice and build up their skills that will benefit them in the future.
As technology increases, textbooks are becoming more obsolete, but can still be used in classrooms. Textbooks are a resource that can benefit students greatly, but there are school districts throughout America that simply can’t afford new textbooks. “The court noted that ‘they go to the very heart of education,’ and that they ‘are the most essential tool of education since they contain the resources of knowledge which the educational process is designed to exploit’” (Merjian 12). Even though the courts agreed that the textbooks are a benefit to students, they feel as though it is up to the school districts to provide them. Which leads to the major problem, some school districts can’t afford them.
An example of this would be, in a prerequisite math class place accounting majors together with the emphasis on relating it to our future accounting courses. By doing this, students would actually excel in putting more time and effort into those classes. As a college student myself, I would value this prerequisite math class for accounting just as much as I would for a course in my actual field because it has future value. Being a freshman in college, I am very discouraged about only taking prerequisite classes my first year since they are somewhat of a repeat to classes I have completed years prior. To change this attitude of not only me, but others, cutting back on the amount of required prerequisite classes could get students more eager to complete them and move onto courses for their career at a quicker pace.
CHAPTER 2 • Cause/s of Failures Students get poor grades involve external factors, like the subject matter is too challenging that makes the students unable to follow in the discussion. The other reasons have to with poor attitudes, like not doing homework dillydallying, and skipping class. Lastly, there are reasons related to personal issues, such as test anxiety and concentrating problems. (Kurtus, 2012) • Student-related Factors • Not Ready for College Students aren’t prepared for post-secondary work and lack foundational skills that hinder to achieve passing grades. Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail?
However, through the rush, many students are just finishing their assignments for the marks and instantly forgetting everything they have learned. They are just finishing their assignments and exams with no other thought than to just pass. The purpose of being in school becomes a focus on getting a degree rather than the education itself. However, if the barriers of the students are reduced, this can increase their academic
Student athletes often struggle with keeping their grades up in school. Not only do they have to study and have to do their homework every night but they also have to practice every day. Student athletes have to work harder than non-athletes to get their work done, but they can do it if they really put their mind to it. Most student athletes depend on their grades to get in the college of their dreams and play for their favorite team. They need good grades in high school if they want to get accepted to their dream school and play college ball.
I earn my good grades without sacrificing other important aspects of my life by planning ahead, collaborating, and using efficient study methods. Notably, the most important step one can take in achieving good grades at the end of the school year is preparation. Planning ahead sets one up for future success. Most students that do well in school have busy lives, so one cannot just fully rely on memory to get everything done. I personally like to use an online planner where I write down all of my tasks and due dates to assure everything gets done on time.
Some American schools test over every subject putting even more pressure students. Test scores are to grade students ' intelligence unrealistically and to pay teachers based off how good the students did. All the way from childhood to graduation kids are stressing about school, but one main cause is standardized testing. In most American schools students have to pass certain high stake test to advance to the next grade. Students who already have a busy schedule and are trying to manage other classes don’t have a
Kyle Kling 14 October 2014 English 100-24 Professor Hall Academics to Six Flags Commitment and hard work can pay off for you in school in many ways. Those two things for me brought me to Six Flags Great America for a class field trip. In order for the students to go on the field trip they had to earn a 3.0 GPA or better. For me, this was really hard to accomplish because I was only an average student back then. As time went on in school, I realized if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it.
I went into my teacher’s office hours to get more practice and spent additional time on the homework to ensure I understood the concepts completely. Even after I felt like I was doing better in the class I still continued with the added practice and eventually I started to get perfect and near perfect scores on my tests. When I first starting learning how to drive, I was terrified of driving and this made me reluctant to want to practice driving. Soon I realized that I would be less afraid of driving once I got better at driving and the only way to improve was to practice, so I starting driving anytime I went anywhere with my mom. I was able to get my driver’s license on one try and graduated driving school with a close to perfect score on my final test.
This website is very useful to students and teachers because they get their grade with a push of a button, but with these long tragus test it’s a whole other story. I don’t know what kind of state test you take but the SC PASS testing takes forever to get back in the hands of