That 's what I have to memorize to be tested on something that won’t even matter in 10 years. I’ve seen children my age stay up hours studying for a dumb test that we will forget about in an day. I’ve seen children cry because they were afraid over a test. It 's a piece of paper, children shouldn’t be stressed to the point of a mental breakdown. Let me guess, standardized testing is to see how smart a child is so they can go to a good school.
Schools will usually set up special days maybe even weeks to take these tests. The tests are meant to measure the intelligence of students, to show how well the teachers are doing, and to see if the school’s program is working. Standardized tests should be eliminated because students are stressed, it is not a true measure of a student’s intelligence, and students aren’t learning what is needed.
Final exams shouldn’t have to be taken unless the student fails a standardized test or isn’t in good academic standing with that specific class. Other reasons that students shouldn’t have to test are that people don’t test well, the class is over and students will not get an opportunity to correct their mistakes, and in the real-world tests aren’t administered, projects are given. Some teachers and parents insist that their children or students need to take as many tests possible because they are on a college preparation track. If a student is on a college preparation track then they should expose themselves to more challenging and competitive environments, such as advanced; advanced placement; dual enrollment, or joint enrollment courses. In these environments students will already be exposed to the intense curriculum and the frequent testing.
Junior year. The best and worst time of a students' life. Many teenagers have just experience the privilege of freedom and independence of driving as well the ability to make their own decisions; However, the stress and overwhelming responsibility of college applications and of course ACTs and SATs scores can ruin it all, especially with crucial standardized test that can ultimately determine a young adults future. Most high school students spend all of second semester preparing for the SATs and ACTs. Many impressionable students depend on their test scores to get accepted into their dream school, but what if students lack test taking skills.
First, standardized tests causes stress among students. 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 importance placed on these tests has produced a culture of questionable meritocracy and unfairly blocked thousands of
While the test itself may be complete, its impacts have only begun. If she fails, she may be required to retake the year. Unknown to the student, her scores will likely be plugged into a complex statistical analysis which will be used to determine state performance, and potentially impact her school and teacher. Her score may even be utilized to determine the overall national performance in comparison to the rest of the world. In the United States, standardized testing takes up a substantial part of education.
Instilling these lessons helps navigate them into the real world post high school. High School teachers should include important life lessons/methods for teens to survive life after high school. The reason is, in high school students are learning how to become young women and men and knowing how ways on how to go about doing income taxes, managing their funds, and other critical skills that come with being an adult. Adding life lessons in a schools curriculum is helping students become responsible and also teaching them accountability. In High School, students feel as if they aren’t learning anything that’ll be valuable in their future, they’re not being taught life skills.
Neil Kokemuller (2015), an education writer stated in his article entitled, “What Causes Students to Fail Courses in College?” that “The study habits necessary to pass college classes are often a step up from what some students are used to in high school. Even students who generally succeed in high school can fail because they don't enter college with the requisite study skills. Typically, you have to spend dedicated time taking notes in class, reading the materials, reviewing content and getting ready for tests to perform well. You need to be well-organized to keep track of study requirements and deadlines for multiple classes and make regular trips to the school library to use quiet space for studying, away from busy dorms, apartments or campus events.” The work of
Although that is true, students are constantly stressed days before the quizzes and tests and they are worried that they need to do well in order to have good grades and in correlation to having a good future.”. They present an example of a fear appeal: “If you fail GCSE maths, you will never be able to get a good job or go to college. You need to work hard in order to avoid failure” (p. 504). “Fear appeals have the potential to increase students’ anxiety about standardized testing (Putwain & Roberts as cited in Saeki, Pendergast, Segool, & von der Embse, 2015; Putwain & Symes, 2011).” When the thought of failing and never having a good life is constantly weighing at students they are consumed by their fears and while people think that’s a good motivator, it ruins students lives and well
The Majority of education and academic system nowadays claim what they do is to educate, to develop and to make students more creative. However, that is not what happens in reality. We like to believe that school is the way to nurture the mind and to make students think. Yet, at the end of the day, all students can think of is about how to pass the exam. School, which is falsely perceived as a place to grow new talents, is single-handedly stifling the creativity.