There are numerous community colleges across the nation, and several undergraduates attend community colleges every year. With an enormous number of the nation’s undergraduates attending community colleges, society as a whole should want community colleges to be in the best condition to educate its future members. However, most community colleges are failing to do just that. Community colleges are failing to properly educate their students, and because education is a valuable aspect of the American society, community colleges should be refined to produce knowledgeable citizens of the United States of America.
SATS and ACTS have been used for numerous years as a way to gauge a student’s academic success while in college. Students have the choice which test they would prefer to take and most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. There are a few key differences between the SAT and ACT, which may make one test more suitable than the other for those taking the tests. Many studies have proven that the SAT and ACT are not the best judge of future success, and that colleges should focus their applications more on past grades and accomplishments to decide which students should be accepted to their university. SATs and ACTs are not an effective measure of college readiness and future academic success.
With what would be a dream come true for adults decades ago, teenagers don’t seem to be using the blessing they have in order to broaden their horizons with effortless amounts knowledge. In an interview recorded by Reason TV, Mark Bauerlein is quoted reading a fact that is shocking to most American citizens. This statistic found in his book The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30) explains how in 2001, a Nape High School history exam had the following question. It asked those senior students who were our allies during World War II. After receiving the marks, the exam found that 52% of the students had chosen Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan or Fascist Italy as our allies during World War II instead of the Soviet Union.
Becoming a first generation college student has been stressful to say the least. There is a lot more pressure on you than there may be with others who have family members who have gone to college before. Getting a poor grade on a test is totally different to a first generation student, failing this test will lower
A possible solution, and perhaps the most fundamental of all, is education. A recent national survey conducted by Professor John Villasenor at UCLA suggests that a disproportionately large number of undergraduate students do not understand the core of the First Amendment. For instance, when asked whether or not an offensive view requires an equal view to counter it, 6 in every 10 participants responded “yes.” But it does not. When asked whether it was appropriate to shout to drown out the voice of a controversial speaker, half of the participants responded “yes.”
As a student in high school did you ever feel like the standardized test are helping you or making you get in to a better college? Have you ever thought about how many hours students and teachers spend preparing for the standardized test? Many hours and studying are being put into those test but are they really effective and are the test doing the students good in life? Standardized tests are really just to effective, teachers and students spend too much time on them and it’s not doing the students any good, and even it’s not doing the teachers any good. Standardized tests in schools today in Ohio should be stopped because they are causing for teachers to be evaluated by the test results of how the students do on the tests, they are having the students more stressed about school and do they benefit you in colleges and university and do they really look at how well students do on them test.
Nonetheless, I also think that we need to control the number of immigrants to ensure that they can be suitably integrated into American society. As stated by Baron Von Ottomatic, "Think of it in the context of admission to an elite university. Every year there are tens of thousands of high school graduates who would benefit greatly from being accepted to Harvard or Yale or M.I.T.. Yet those schools don’t just let anyone who manages to wander onto their campuses attend classes and, after hanging around campus long enough, deem the folks who self-admitted themselves worthy of a diploma. Nay, those institutions have a rigorous screening process through which they identify a select few students who meet their standards for admission.
The utmost effective way to overcome glossophiba is practice. The term “Practice makes perfect” might not always be true, but it will make a person better. In a study conducted by Tony E. Smith and Ann Bainbridge Frymier out of 220 undergraduate students, the students who practiced their presentation, their speeches before they presented in class received a much higher grade than students who did
Students who don 't have to take standardized tests will not have as much stress as students who take theses tests. According to Bill Maxwell, who did research, “Each year, thousands of high school students stress out as they prepare to take the SAT or ACT tests to get into college. Many researchers suggest that the singular
An American based research that was done by the Jump$tart Coalition for personal financial literate and the National longitudinal survey shows that young people have lack of knowledge concerning the concepts of finance and economics. The financial literacy course has good intention about how to eradicate the ignorance of young people when it comes to understanding how to manage finances, but this course in some cases makes the situation even worse. The argument is between that financial literacy course should be mandatory in schools and universities or not. According to source one written by Annamaria Lusardi (2010), there are three reasons why financial literacy should be mandatory or compulsory taught in schools.
The College Board SAT has received many mixed reviews from fellow students, parents, and even teachers about its effectiveness for college admission. The SAT writing portion in particular affects juniors and seniors who are thinking about and applying to various colleges and universities. Generally speaking, when junior year rolls around, the stress and anxiety builds up when preparing for these standardized tests. Many, including myself when I went through the process, worry about the preparation needed, strategies needed to be learned, and ability of whether or not one is able to sit through the dwelling three-hour exam. In addition, we must take into consideration that some people naturally test better than others on these types of exams.
They argue that the real issue lies with the fact that colleges rely too heavily on the SAT in admission decisions. Scores of studies have shown that the SAT and ACT are poor indicators of students’ future success in college. Despite this, many colleges will still use these tests to weed out students who scored low, students that they predict will perform poorly in college, regardless of their levels of achievement, academic or otherwise, outside of standardized testing. This results in high numbers of students of color, who traditionally score lower on standardized tests, getting left out of the admissions process - because they’re being predicted not to do
“The Common Core: Far from Home” is an article that discusses the discrepancies of the common core standards, which is one of the most significant changes in our educational system. One of the reasons is that the shift to move to common core was so quiet that 79% of American voters knew nothing about it. The author states that saying that common core is based off of standards is true but can be misleading because the standards are not a curriculum and it is left up to school districts to figure out the details. However, the standards come with a testing program that is more rigorous than the NCLB act of 2001.
In a country that promotes the ideas of grit, innovation, resourcefulness, and growth, I find it curious that American universities are still using standardized tests as an indicator of future success in college. Although standardized tests are only one factor in admissions to many colleges, they should not be used at all because they do not accurately predict the success of students in higher educational environments. Instead of using the SAT and ACT, admissions officers should put more weight on written essays, cumulative high school grade point average, extracurriculars, and letters of recommendation when deciding admissions. Although some may argue that the SAT and ACT offer a way of ranking students without factoring in grade point average, their ability to predict the future success of college students has not been demonstrated.
The author appeals to emotion in the heading “Placement tests are “hidden standards”. The heading explains that if a student misses just one year of mathematics then passing the college placement exam will be difficult. The director of the Transition Mathematics Project Bill Moore said “Sometimes students are pushed too hard and too fast. They rush through the curriculum, they take their senior year off, they take a placement test - and have to take remedial math”. He understands that if students are failing they have to recover quickly and it may cause them to not understand the concept and they may end up taking “remedial math” because they were “pushed to hard and too fast”.