“Cheating is an improper action that is never allowed in school”, might be a phrase you hear your teacher say right before you take a final exam. Sometimes you might be irritated when your teacher catches a student cheating during an assignment and starts yelling at him for a good 20 minutes. Despite that, maybe you are curious in the reason why that student would cheat. Many students all around America cheat while taking tests for a variety of different reasons. The biggest reason why students cheat in school is because they are pressured by their guardians to do well.
Depending on how desperate a teacher is for good test scores, inappropriate preparations can be made before testing, sometimes even to the point of cheating. While having standards and a uniform teaching model, high -stakes testing is generally detrimental to the education of America. The importance of these tests has become the be-all and end-all of high school. The accountability of the testing will follow the student throughout his or her educational life. Despite being held in such high regard, the high-stakes testing effects are far from the desired and predicted
AP courses are supposed to be hard. Their curriculums were designed by the Collegeboard to challenge motivated students and build up essential academic skills. However, aspects like the cost of taking AP exams, Arlington’s policy requiring students to take the AP exam with the course, and the north’s late school year start often create unintentional difficulties, adding stress to already difficult classes. To start, the exam themselves are expensive. At $94 per exam, even students who are able to afford the fee might think twice about dropping hundreds of dollars on AP exams.
Students don’t test for one day, they test for a week and a half. There is a lot of questions on the test you might not know the answer to. That might stress out a lot of kids. I know this because the author of Standardized Testing: Good and Bad stated testing can put too much stress on kids, parents and teachers. I agree with her that the teachers, parents and the students might end up having a negative view toward the school after testing.
Instead of forcing low-income schools to spend millions of dollars and countless hours of class time preparing for and administering standardized tests that only serve to prove, oftentimes inaccurately, what we already know about the achievement gap, we should use those resources to expand programs in the arts and humanities, to provide incentive pay to attract teachers to areas where they are needed most, and to decrease class sizes, all things that could actually make a difference for disadvantaged students” (Mulholland
Students all over the country would love to get paid, but some studies have shown that students will do better at school if they get paid for getting good grades. Bad effects is that one year the school pays you for good grades, then the next year you don't get paid. Reasons kids (students) don’t get paid is because kids might cheat on test or commit crimes to get good grades. The students would not learn for fun because there desire to learn is gone because they only want to learn is for the money. One other thing is that students should be satisfied with their good grades but now all the students care about is the money.
All students want in school is to get good grades and sometimes they will get desperate and being desperate leads to cheating. When students cheat all they think about is getting a good grade most of the time. Other students don’t care about school and they cheat. This can affect not only the student his/her self if they get caught but it can affect the class and how other students learn, because if one student sends out a test or homework than other students will have it and then pretty soon most students will have it and not have learned anything. There’s is no conclusion to cheating, because no matter what, students will cheat weather they know if it 's right or wrong.
Training for personal development can be very beneficial to you and the school. It is an opportunity to gain further knowledge and skill which enables you to adapt to your changing role and duties. Teaching assistants can be moved from helping in a year 6 class to reception age. The role would vary greatly and you may be given training in order to meet the expectations they would have of you. - being firm but fair with the children.
This pressure often leads to other abrupt decisions in order to save schools. For instance, examples of test fraud have been appearing in headlines since the beginning of standardized test administration. Because of standardized testing, teachers are more likely to skew results or have a spiteful attitude towards their students (Williams). This fraud demonstrates just how inadequate these evaluations are. Standardized tests cannot even accurately measure students, how could they possibly accurately measure whole schools?
Student ethics have diminished ever since more technology has been produced including the creation of the smartphone. The amount of cheating has increased over the years and will probably increases as the years go on. Students improperly using technology in the classroom is detrimental because it can encourage students to be academically dishonest. One reason why that students cheat is that there is a lot of competition for high class rank which can push students to take varying actions in order to achieve their goals. Tovani states “students can always find ways to cheat”(Tovani 4).