n AP Chemistry, test scores weigh heavily on our grade in the class so they are not taken lightly. It just so happened that the Tennessee HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Leadership Conference coincided with the final days of lecture and review for the test that was to take place the day after HOSA members arrive home. My teacher specifically told me and a classmate, who was also a HOSA competitor, that we were not expected to take the test on Monday but rather one day after school. Since she had given us extra time, we both focused on studying for our respective competitions rather than the AP Chemistry test. This, however, turned out to be a horrible mistake.
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
Surely getting international level education which provides you with a foreign certificate has an extortionate price, but my family enrolled me in an international school starting first grade. I cannot recall how exactly I learned to read in my early stages of education, but I remember that I hated it. I’ve always disliked reading, I thought it was very boring. My school mainly focused on teaching students to be proficient in English and barely met the government requirements of our first language, Arabic. One of the things I remember in my first few years of school is going to the library at the end of each week to pick up a book to be read by the help of our parents during the weekend.
Some believe that there are very harmful effects. Others believe that it is very beneficial. Bauerlein’s book has said that people under the age of thirty are the dumbest, but that is not true. Calling one generation
Many believe that the Scandinavian school system is a superior school system to the one in North America. In many aspects, I believe this is true due to the fact that in many nordic countries the school system is being constantly updated. While here in North America, our school system has been the same for decades and is now outdated. According to an international ranking of OECD countries, the U.S. education system is mediocre compared to the rest of the world. Also according to this ranking, Scandinavian countries rank above average in most of the recognized categories such as science, math, reading and etc.
Spring of 2014 I started my college career by enrolling at Highline College in Des Moines and take Highline’s placement testing. I scored significantly lower in math than what I had in high school, but I scored into college level English. I was highly discouraged with my math scores, I made excuses why I got those scores, blamed how long the test took, blamed how early it was but, after I calmed down and took the time to really look at the reason why I got the score that and realized It was because of my choice not to study beforehand. There understood that I wasn’t ready for college level math and where I placed was where I needed to start at if I wanted to start my college education with a solid foundation in mathematics. In Fall 2014 I began my first quarter as a Highline
As a Junior in his English class, Mawi needs to get a 96 on the final to get an A in the class. Unfortunately, this teacher is said to have impossible finals. “There was only one way I could ace the final: reread every book that we had covered. Take notes and have them fresh in my mind. So I did it… The test was as hard as I thought it would be.
Blue collar jobs of yesteryear, which have built the American middle class jobs have simply disappeared. The jobs being created today are relatively low wage, low skilled jobs such as fast foods and big box stores (Ludden). Community college is an option if one doesn’t want to attend a four-year school. The cost of community college is relatively low (Unger Pg.24). Not all community colleges offer worthwhile vocational education (Unger Pg.25).
In the article “Long Live the American Dream” by Shikha Dalmia said “the fundamental problem is that both countries (referring to India and china) put their resources into educating elite kids-and ignoring the rest”. By not educating the rest of them and just elite the whole country fails as whole. Also Dalmaia said “unless more Indian and Chinese kids get access to a quality education, their countries won’t be able to actualize their human potential, precisely what America does so well”. Although we are superior in education, we have a better infrastructure and a better civil society. While India’s-roads, water, sewage, remain primitive.
I gained this information at Debate.org which also says “Image how much stress it would be on all students and the poor teachers! What about them and how are we suppoed to pay for three hours, they already stay at school planning so will have no time left at all!” On a website called Education.seattlepi.com says that other people that extend the time of school isn’t going too give students more learning, it also says that “If the methods used currently aren’t working, spending more time using those same methods isn’t going to change
The following year the first few weeks are typically spent reviewing or relearning lessons from the previous year. Rose Edwards a principal of Carpenter Elementary in Lake Orion, Michigan stated this: "Our teachers tell us they typically used to spend four to six weeks in review. Now it 's not even a week. Last year ,our first-grade teacher moved into second-grade math with three weeks left in school. Therefore, they were reviewing second-grade curriculum when they returned."
The college professors outside of freshmen year are way less forgiving than high school teachers. College professors don’t always check your work on blackboard because they have to deal with hundreds of students. When I’m in a class with 100 plus students all of my work is due online because it’s too many people to deal with one on one, so if you have to be on your assignments. In college if you are struggling with the material you have to make the initiative for help, unlike in high school if a teacher sees you struggling you 'll get more one on one attention. To be successful you must go to their office hours because thats when you 'll get your relationship with the professor.
The U.S. has dropped from 18th highest scores in schools in the world to be in the 30’s on almost all of the subjects on the test. The tests narrow down the curriculum to focus on the subjects that are on the test, forgetting about the other subjects. Standardized tests cannot measure all that schools teach like how to be a problem solver. Standardized tests have not improved America’s education system. Every once in a while the world will submit their schools performance and they will be ranked with