With the invitation to education most students wouldn’t achieve as high of a standard they are capable of. I believe this is a major part in education. Most teachers know the educational abilities of every student, but when they see that an individual isn’t reaching that mark they push them to do better for the benefit of the student. In both of these stories the teachers believed that the student could do better, and they tried their best to show the student what their capabilities are. One of the hardest parts in education for the students is to get the invitation from their teachers.
So in conclusion i feel Standardized tests can hinder more than help our students by limiting teaching, creating stress when it comes to graduating, putting a limit on learning for the student and teaching for the teachers. We need to have a second look at the real benefit of Standardized tests and if it is worth our students self
Furthermore, if year-round school was established, teachers will not be under as much pressure, which could impact the number of days they take off work positively. With year-round school teachers will have to spend less time reviewing and more time teaching lessons required by the government. Teachers need to follow guides and requirements for the classes they teach. They often feel rushed in teaching all the required information in one school year because of the time spent reviewing forgotten information (Priddy). Teachers are also pressured to cover certain lessons and topic for each grade.
Teachers are forced to share classrooms and supplies with teachers on other tracks in many year round schools, making it difficult to use their room to its full potential for learning (Zubrzycki). Any teachers and staff that want to continue to further their own education by attending college over summers will have to find another way to fit it in their schedule, or just not do it at all (Vandewater). If teachers Cannot further themselves educationally in college, their students will be at a disadvantage because their teacher simply would have less information to teach them (Vandewater). They also might try to fit in college after school (Vandewater). This could result in the educator falling behind on grading and could
Many critics may argue and say that technology in education is dangerous. It can waste a students’ time by getting him or her sidetracked by distractions they find online. However when students avoid technology in education, they have to spend long hours, days, maybe even weeks searching for certain information in various different books. Students that really want to learn will force discipline upon themselves. Even if students didn’t use technology, anything could easily distract them when studying.
Sean Budomo Mrs. Shippen Language Arts The current education system in the United States has many problems and is extremely flawed. The education system 's faults include the lack of quality teachers in many schools that do not care and do not get paid back the amount of effort they put in, government support in the wrong areas, uses of standardized testing, and the lack of parent involvement which creates negative student behaviors and attitudes in a child 's school life are some problems of US education. Common core is a problem, it has created a national defective standard curriculum and only slightly raised the rank of the United States in education compared to other countries, but still could not fix other problems from the
The current plight of the American education system is partly due to a serious shortage of teachers who can effectively instruct the students on the material and skills expected of their grade level and beyond. One reason may be because the current requirements for all teacher candidates are quite soft, as in many states, candidates are subject to only a number of requirements, including a bachelor’s degree, the completion of teacher training, an exam of school content knowledge, and other certifications (“Teacher Certification and Licensing Guide”). The most likely reason, however, of low-quality instruction in school is due to an inherent lack of intrinsic motivation and discipline in many teachers to do their best for students to excel in school and life, and if the teachers are too lazy and incompetent to do their jobs, students are more likely to follow that example and do so likewise in their own lives. This is shown in a chapter from Theodore R. Sizer’s book Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School called “What High School Is,” where a story is told from the perspective of Mark, a typical high school student in the United States, including
What the students do not understand is that teachers are there to help them be successful in life. When students refuse to cooperate, it builds more stress on the teacher; the more stressed out a teacher is, the harder it is for them to prepare students for
Teachers often need to spend significant amounts of time preparing students to take the tests so they can do well, leaving less time to teach subjects that tests do not evaluate such as social studies. This result in “teaching to the test” which means that teachers are almost exclusively focused on helping students get good standardized test scores. It can place a huge amount of stress on students and teachers alike who are pressured in preparation and taking of the exams. Standardized testing only evaluates the individual performance of the student instead of the overall growth of that student over the course of the year. This does a disservice to both the teacher who worked hard to help their students grow and the student who worked extremely hard over the course of the year and improved tremendously but failed to score proficient.
Actually the accessing to the materials on line is easier and faster but students now days don’t go to the libraries or even know how to get information from book which a hug lose in the education system “making learning materials available online results in improved learning results only for specific forms of collective assessment” (al, 2003) The role of the instructors is important in face to face learning. Instructors have strong sense to be the leadership over the students. The teacher and the students can bond more and have exercises. There is evidence favoring the teacher-centered instructional approach, even with regard to “higher order” achievements, especially with disadvantaged students (Chall, 2000) “These factors depend on the design of learning activities, the manner in which materials are presented and the instructor’s teaching approach”.
Many students are unable to understand basic math with the change in standards. As Mr. Hartle (Interview 2016) states, “students are better able to understand concepts, but it is time-consuming and they do not have the same level of understanding.” We can conclude from this that students are receiving a worse education. If a building does not have a good foundation, it will fall; education is the same way. Someone must understand the basics which common core takes away
All technology is created differently and has different functions, there is a lot of technology that cannot be argued whether it has advanced education. Because there is technology that is in all classrooms today that teachers now would not be able to teach with out. This technology adds a convenience to teaching that makes it more efficient. For example, with a chalk board once you ran out of room that was it, you would then have to spend time to erase the board before continuing with the lesson. But, now with the new technology of Smartboards you never have to worry about running out of space you can just extend the page and keep writing.
There is also a fear that the students will not comprehend the English language as well as the native English speakers because teachers are just teaching to the test. For the schools interviewed the majority said that they had to increase the amount of English instruction that the students received a day to help with the language proficiency that is on the tests. One size does not fit all, especially when it comes down to ELLs. It is hard from ELLs to be completely knowledgeable in one language when both are equally important for them. However, with the standardized tests that have a great amount of accountability towards both the school and the student, it is
This aspect has resulted into a decrease of time spent in the recess. As a result, children’s’ emotional, social, and academic well-being is compromised in the long run (Ricci 351). Moreover, the fact that the federal funds are only availed to schools which meet specific thresholds, have put schools under pressure to ensure that their students can meet the requirements through standardized tests. As such, schools spend much time evaluating the students’ performance such that whenever “the students are not sitting for the standardized tests, then they are being prepared to sit for the tests” (Kohn 47). As a result, students skip or neglect other important activities such as extracurricular activities such as games in order to prepare adequately for the
I also think educators are having the trouble with the rules because this is something new and challenges to their teaching skills. Educators have to grade students work entirely different and try to make sure the rules are working for them and the students. I believe as an educator knowing that these standards will not help the students stay focus with the materials because the state I am living in, the students are learning from a textbook, which make them complain about it and be confused on the materials from the book. From listening to my child, I believe as a parent and an educator, I think that students are not going to progress at the rate that Common Core believes that they should. I also think that students will retain their grade level because all of these tests they are taking to move to the next grade.