This is a good point and it is awesome to have easy accessible grades but this only proves our laziness to put easy to read grades over meaningful and truthful ones. If the grade that you see is the true representation of the understanding and knowledge on that topic then it is definitely a worthwhile one. “Proponents argue that standardized testing is the most efficient method of assessing the performance of students and institutions and of maintaining the quality of education. ”(Standardized testing).Standardized testing may be the most proficient and the best looking test scores but that does not mean that they are the best for the students and how the teachers teach the students on the topic. These testing methods often sways teachers just to teach according to what’s going to be on the test but this is not good because there is much more understanding outside of the test.
They claimed to have measured a student’s success and progress, but the results were quite inaccurate. Unless students had taken the same test at the beginning of the year, then how could a single test result determine whether students improved? Regardless, student success should be measured by the educator and overall improvement and not by a single, inaccurate result. As a solution, standardized testing should be eliminated from US public schools regarding the evidence that they were a major stress creator, the test does not affect the participant or instructor, and the results were an inaccurate measurement of student success.
People erase history from the textbooks which ties back to the achievement gap. The performance of people grades is due to the fact that they are switching everything and not telling the truth and that can affect their history and make students believe it
There are multiple approaches when looking at the way immigrant children or children from immigrant families should be taught. The most common types of bilingual programs analyzed are Paired Bilingual, Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE), Dual Language (DL)/ Two-Way Bilingual Immersion and English-only Immersion. In the Paired Bilingual program children learn in their native language and English. Researchers like Baker, Park, Baker, Basaraba, Kame’enui, and Beck (2012) compared PBE and an English-only program on ELs.
He concluded that at the time of college entrance the students were still handicapped by bilingualism. However, bilingual background of students had no effect on the GPAs, whereas the exception was seen in the Korean group their level of bilingualism and GPA were positively correlated .43 but Smith failed to mention this. Overall, the positive correlation between the GPA and the degree of bilingualism (in case of Korean students) was more impressive than the negative correlation between aptitude and
Wolfran speculates on individuals from higher society view others who speak dialects that are not of Standard English as inferior, “Proponents of the deficit positions believe that speakers of dialects with vernacular forms have a handicap-socially and cognitively-because the dialects are illogical, sloppy, or just bad grammar” (Wolfran 17) Standard English is the main dialect used in schools and for testing such as the SAT. He also explains how not being fluent in Standard English may be problematic when it comes to test taking, “Standardized tests assume that test-takers are proficient in Standard English, and proficiency in other dialects may be defined by standardized measures as disability (Wolfran 87) Not being able to understand the question that is asked could be a correlation to lower test scores. Wolfran criticizes schools that do not accommodate students who speak other dialects by stating, “When schools do not systematically accommodate
Similarly, a state of "not-knowing" is a factor that causes white privilege to persist. May (2006) describes this phenomenon as the things members of dominant groups are taught not to know. There are many things they are encouraged not to see and are rewarded for doing so. Therefore, Applebaum (2008) adds, not-knowing for the dominant group muddles the consequences of an unjust system such that they do not have to consider their role in continuing to perpetuate the injustices placed on those in the out-group and, at the same time, see themselves as "good" (McIntosh,
As was noted above, the Secretaria de Educación Pública (SEP; Ministry of Public Education) is tasked with educational planning, the selection of the national curriculum and textbooks, and training and appointing teachers (“Constitución política…”). This means that education is not adapted to specific contexts or cultures at a local level, but is instead relatively uniform throughout the country. As Baronnet (2013) writes, “the Mexican State is far from being able to offer…culturally pertinent education to the children of Native towns” (p. 189; own translation). The local community is not called on to
Finally, the article definitely clarifies the dilemmas that one might have about bilingual people and their lives. The questions that some may ask themselves can be “What does being bilingual really mean?” or “What is the effect that this way of living has upon someone?”. The texts clearly sorts out these matters with powerful arguments from the author’s very own life experience. It proves that being bilingual very often means belonging to two completely different worlds.
The ranking of the questions on difficulty, as well as a concrete method of identifying cognates by their sound provided for an interesting and reliable data analysis. The authors claimed the students in their study had received no explicit cognate instruction, however did not provide any basis for how they could have known this, as the students could have received this type of instruction in previous grades before this study took place. This is an extremely important factor in discussing the cognate advantage and the authors should
Ellie Reynolds advances a rhetorically effective argument on why government should not have regulatory control over offensive Native American mascots in schools across the country. She believes this control is more of a detriment to society than a service. Her article published on the DenverPost.com, “Native Americans Have Become a Political Pawn,” offers a compelling point of view on this controversial issue because Reynolds is a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe herself (Reynolds 659). Along with her strong view against government involvement on this issue, which she considers censorship by political correctness, Reynolds uses her personal experience, historical context, and the negative effects of political correctness to convey her effective
They’re not taken seriously or listened to because they’re not academically educated. Street smarts is overlooked by teachers and undervalued by parents. Graff’s argument is that these street-smart kids are just as valuable as those who are academically gifted because within the “street-smarts” can be found “book-smarts”. There are different types of intelligence but they are not unequal in importance. I strongly agree with Graffs argument since I can relate on a personal level.
What is the solution to standardized testing?. My personal solution would be to use alternative predictors for students to eliminate the economic discrimination. Pollard (2002) wrote “Performance assessments... These types of assessments are far better than standardized or conventional tests at providing data about what students can do...” (p. 1).
The pro side of the debate feels that charter schools are necessary to public education. They believe charter schools should be encouraged as an alternative to traditional public education simply because education is not a “one size fits all” (Genma Holmes). Not all children will excel in the same environment due to the mere fact that students all have different needs as individuals. However, what they do not recognize is that it comes at the cost of implementing more economic and racial segregation, widening the gap in student achievement.