Arguments Against Standardized Testing

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American students slipped form 18th place to 31st in math in a span of 9 years, and the only logical reason to this drastic change is fear towards studies. The reason students are afraid of studies is because of the pressure of grades on them. Grades are not only important to the child but also to the school and the city to be funded adequately by the state. All this concentrates to one exam that he has to appear for at the end of the semester. Grading and testing of standardized tests have not benefited the students.
Most fearsome and misleading are those standardized tests taken to judge the IQ of the student. These exams determine their rank and are then they are positioned in the university of their caliber. But what we are missing is that …show more content…

There are a lot people who simply do not perform well on tests. Many of these students are smart and understand the content, but it doesn’t show on the test. Some students also develop test anxiety which hinders performance. Finally, there various external factors that play an important role for a good performance in the test. If a student has an argument with their parents the morning of the test, chances are their focus isn’t going to be where it should be. Tests that were developed years ago which are still being used are …show more content…

People say that the answers are checked by computers, which is absolutely true, but in their inception they are made by a teacher who may be from a particular culture. So, the questions are made according to the teaching styles of a particular state. which leads to a bias question paper. It has been found that racial minorities have not been able to perform well in standardized tests. However, in the U.S. that Asian origin students have performed better in standardized tests. So, this argument remains a vague perception. Standardized testing only evaluates the individual performance of the student instead of the overall growth of that student over the course of the year. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) only focuses on whether a student is proficient at the time of testing. “In Ohio, students spend nearly 35 hours per year in standardized tests and practice tests.” was marked by Kristina Riga in her article “Sorry, I’m Not Taking This Test”, portrays the extent of pressure faced by the students these days and yet results not being as

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