The author’s objective was to implement Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Flexibility plans. In line with this, educators play a challenging task in molding not just the mental capacity of their students but also their eagerness for learning which will further assist them to enhance their preparedness for college and career. It can be premised that teaching college and career preparedness to high school student should not be solely entrusted to teachers but most especially to school counselors since the latter may have practiced up-to-date strategies and approaches to career counseling through test results interpretation. Relatively, the research study of Mattern, Radunzel and Westrick (2015) relates to the importance of developing academic competency benchmarks to facilitate academic and career decision making. The researchers averred that the conceptualization of indicators or benchmarks of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) readiness may be regarded as valuable in educating students about the degree of knowledge and skills that they need to achieve to have a probable chance of advancement in first-year STEM courses.
Zinsheteyn goes on about extensive test prep, “And the College Board is arguing that the new SAT more accurately reflects what students learn in school, rebuffing criticism that acing the SAT requires mastering a separate curriculum through extensive test-prep services.” Many parents are willing to spend a large amount of money to see their kid succeed. Some test-prep services can cost up to $1,000 or more depending on the type of service you choose. Some families do not have that type of income to send their kids to elite test-prep programs which help even out the fairness for the test
There are too many middle school-aged children identified as struggling readers who will face challenges that will hinder their matriculation towards receiving a high school diploma. The implications and relevance for middle grade school leadership are many. The findings should be ultimately useful in revising and developing new training programs, policy and procedures for current and future district school leaders. The findings are also beneficial for professional development, integration into existing middle grade principals, lead teachers and non-lead teachers as they engage in behaviors and practices within the reality of leadership
(Morgan, 68) The statistics we get back from the assessments show how much the person, the teachers, and lastly the whole school has performed, find youths needing additional help and where their defiance's occur. (Cordogan, 37) The advantages of high-stakes are that they show what a student has learned or needs to learn. By knowing that information teachers and administrators can know what to be taught in the classrooms so the students can know for their future. Also, they can figure out which students are good test takers and others who aren't so
As a student, standardized testing has quite a large impact on me. Our testing culture may be making us smarter but at the expense of the wisdom and creativity we’ll need to flourish in our world. That being said, are these tests in fact effective? Common Core State Testing: If you thought standardized tests were a huge part of schooling
TVAAS and its Importance The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) is a system that measures districts and schools on how well they can raise the student's scores. TVAAS does this by analyzing the students through assessment data that shows the progress of the students, district, and schools. This information is a way to see if the teachers are meeting the academic goal of their students. The way they determine the achievement of individual students is through progress data. The data is measured at specific times that relate to the student’s demographics and student performance on a standard.
Mohammad Reza Rabiee Nezhad (2013) tried to examine the effectiveness based on MI model over self-esteem and academic achievement of male dyslexic students. According to them self esteem plays an important role in the achievement of students with learning disabilities. In this study research design is semi-experimental of pre-test post test with control group and follow -up testing.. Self-esteem was measured by Rosenberg’s self-esteem scale. Student’s academic achievement were calculted by average of student’s grade and converting descriptive feedback into score. In order to analyze data descriptive and inferential statistics were used.
Achievement includes class participation, students ' course-taking patterns, and teachers ' professional development patterns. Then, to assume that the test scores can take the place of all the other information we need to have a clear understanding of students ' development. Relying on standardized test gives us some poor conclusions about how our children are growing physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Even in
Students would believe this since they may feel that their teachers may give them so much homework with such a little time period. Some might even have sports events of other school related things that may not give them much to any time to do their homework. As this does seem like a problem, teens should work this out with their teachers rather than going against what their teachers would want. In other cases, students also say that they feel the need to cheat because teachers and students have high expectations for them and want them to get good grades, putting too much pressure on them. “Well-intentioned parents who want their children to be successful in school can place so much pressure on the kids that they resort to cheating” (American federation of teachers).
Addison Kenny 1/16/18 Block 5 Standardized Testing : The Great Debate Standardized testing was created and implemented to quiz and challenge students’ intelligence of their knowledge on a certain curriculum. The standardized tests were also implemented in hopes of promoting student growth. However, opponents question if standardized tests truly test one’s knowledge and intelligence, and if it also promotes creativity and divergent thinking or if it lacks it. In addition, the curriculum required for the teachers to follow could raise difficulties regarding learning. Furthermore, standardized tests have created an inquiry regarding the effectiveness of the schooling system.
High-stake standardized testing is a controversial topic. Teachers and students either adapt well to the testing or struggle to find the good that comes from it. High-stake testing is in effect to determine where students stand. It shows the state if the teachers are ready to teach and if the studnets have tetained the information taught. High-stake testing is suppose to help teachers and students become well equipped in the future.
How Many Tests… It is imperative for an effective administrator to be able to look at, and interpret a piece of data given to them and to determine how it can be used to assess and evaluate school improvement. The data may not give the administrator precisely the information needed, but a capable leader should be able to determine what statistical tests they could run to gain the information prevalent to their building and its issues with the data provided. For reflection ten, we were shown data containing a student set, the instructional method used, a percentage of correct answers in language, a percentage of correct answers in math, and an average Case 21 score. We were instructed to generate ten questions, determine the test we would use, as well as the data we would need to run the determined tests. Below is
Educators worried that Common Core assessment in the classroom would take away from instructional time for students. Teachers also wondered if in early education, children would be tested like older children through pencil/paper or computer-driven assessment. Another point brought out by teachers was if results of Common Core assessment would be used for high-stakes including accountability systems for teachers and programs. Lastly, there was the question of whether or not decisions about students, mainly retention in grade, may be based solely on the results of Common Core assessments. To answer these questions, Common Core researchers reminded teachers that assessment is an ongoing process and in order to improve teaching and learning, teachers must continually engage in assessment for the purpose of improving teaching and learning.
Section 1 Response to Intervention (RTI) is a 3-tiered approach used to “filter” students who are not meeting the academic levels as their peers. Watson better explains this strategy by saying; “response to intervention is a multi-tiered system integrating assessment and intervention to maximize student achievement for struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity” (Watson and Bellon-Harn, 237). A RTI approach involves implementation from the child’s teachers, general and special education, and speech-language pathologists (SLP). The purpose of RTI is finding a problem before the child fails. This is important because the earlier the disorder is found, the sooner therapy can begin, hopefully, resulting in a more successful intervention.