To Test or To Read It would be nice to imagine that everyone begins at the start line together. Unfortunately, a majority of people start at a disadvantage. In most public elementary schools, there are students in every grade level that are reading behind grade level. Consequently, these same students will encounter tests throughout their whole academic career. Starting in elementary school, a literacy gap will begin to emerge among students.
With the use satire, people have been made famous through this literary work. Many would laugh about the subject of standardized testing. What is the point? Through the use of parody and low comedy, The Simpsons satirizes the judging of standardized tests in the episode “Standardized Testing.” Although everyone in the world has disparate views on educational systems, we should see all aspects of it together.
The article, “Cheating report confirms teacher 's suspicions,” examines the Atlanta Public School system’s Georgia state Criterion Reference Competency Test scandal. CNN author, Paul Frysh, discusses former East Lake Elementary school teacher, Julie Rogers-Martin, account of events involving her fellow colleague’s involvement in the artificial inflation of their students’ standardized test scores in attempts to fulfill the requirements necessary for continued federal funding, job security, as well as bonuses. The economic idea that figures prominently in the article is Incentive, particularly the positive aspect of financial rewards and the negative aspect of fraud and depriving the most vulnerable groups of children their right to an education. In an ethical sense, I believe that the economic foundation of Opportunity Cost applies as well
Do all children learn the same? What’s the best way teach? Are oral exams fair? These are questions I imagine Horace Mann asked himself before developing his form of written test. Oral exams were held annually and conducted publically.
Testing At It’s Worst Standardized testing in not as amazing as it is proclaimed to be too all the students and schools around the country in today 's society”Standardized testing has swelled and mutated,like a creature in one of those old horror movies. ”(Kohn 1). The amount of testing that is going on in the united states is some of the highest rating in regards to how much they test and to the degree in which they test.
In America, there is quite a lengthy history of standardized testing. It all began in 1838 when the American education system began to form ideas of having tests that would be transformed into formal measures of student academic achievement. They were originally created to hopefully show student improvement and academic knowledge, which is also their most common use up to today. The commonly dreaded standardized test, the ACT, was created in order to help more colleges improve their enrollment numbers, and colleges needed a new standardized test in order to do so. But lately, these forms of standardized testing seem to be causing damage to students.
There is evidence to support that standardized tests are negatively affecting our students, lowering the quality of education, and leaving our students ill prepared for the “real world.” There is also evidence that standardized tests are not a good measurement of intelligence for everyone as discussed by Howard Gardner in his multiple intelligences theory. Evidence suggests that standardized tests should be reevaluated, changed, or completely eliminated. Participants I sent surveys (Appendix A) to 2 former standardized test takers.
The state of Texas has been in a constant struggle within itself over just how to evaluate education, and standardized testing in Texas has been a major influencer in terms of the state’s standards for over thirty years. Though these methods of testing have been utilized for decades, resentment to the tests have been continuously rising among educators, parents, and students, but not everyone agrees. Despite government officials trying to quell these protests with changes to administration, and the way the test itself is formatted and formulated, there seems to have been little to no improvement made and those opposing the tests have started calling for an end to all standardized testing. For one to truly understand this ongoing struggle, one must first look at standardized testing’s beginning, then how government today is trying to fix the broken system, and finally consider the opinions of notable figures in the testing world.
Everyone encounters an adversity in life. One vital adversity in my life would be standardized tests. Standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT have caused a majority of stress since my junior year in high school. It amazes me how a test score can play a key role when it comes to defining you as a person. Not everyone has the same strengths as another person and it should not be the main focus when it comes to admitting an individual into college.
A child’s ability to learn and critically think has taken a back seat to the amount of standardized testing in today’s schools which become the priority. In my opinion there are too many test and not enough thought and creativity happen in the school systems today. My children have four standardized test throughout one school year. They have taken away all recess in order to have the additional fifteen minutes a day to prepare them for these test. This year they implemented the early arrival secession in order to access an additional fifteen to twenty minutes more achieved by students arriving at school mandated to report immediately to their assigned class.
Struggles of Standardized Testing Students have learned since the beginning of grade school that grades matter. Once a student reaches middle school it turns into preparation for high school. Then finally once the student reaches high school it is preparation time for the universal standard test, for most, taken your junior year. Standardized testing should be removed from college standards because it only evaluates one day of testing instead of a student’s entire schooling career, teachers prepare students for the test and not teach to learn, and the testing does not define if a student will succeed in college.
The role standardized testing plays in our national education system has been steadily increasing in the past couple of decades and is a point of strong criticism in our society today. Since the passing of No Child Left Behind in 2002, standardized tests are the most valued tool employed by the federal government to evaluate student achievement and school effectiveness. In three separate articles “Standardized Testing Has Negatively Impacted Public Schools,” by Bobbie Solley, “Study Shows Standardized Testing Is Overwhelming Nation’s Public Schools,” by Lyndsey Layton, and “Disappearing Act: End The Testing Fixation Before It Erases More Meaningful Education,” by Virginia Myers, the authors stress that standardized testing does not reflect