A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Performance tasks yield a tangible product and/or performance that serve as evidence of learning. (McTighe, 2015), Academics is most of our current school system revolves around it, and yet, I think it falls miserably short of what our kids need. To be honest, I think our academic system of education is highly overrated, at best. At worst, it destroys a number of our kids.
Many people feel like those things like morals, manners and discipline should be left to parenting, schools should be focused on educational contents. Yet classroom observations often indicate that perhaps parents are not adequately socializing their children and are instead shifting the blame or responsibility to the school educators. Castellana E (2004) writes that schools often restrict freedom with a promise that they are preparing students for freedom later elsewhere. Castellana further contends that this sort of learning undermines peace because by enforcing submission, students cannot learn how to encounter and overcome conflict without
Dunn & Mulvenon (2009, p. 3) describe it as an assessment designed to “determine a students’ academic development after a set unit of material” while Moss (2012, p. 235) defines it as determining “the student’s overall achievement in a specific area of learning at a particular time”. Regardless of how summative assessment is defined, it is considered to be generally evaluative as results may be recorded as scores or grades. Summative assessment occurs in many forms but the current Junior Certificate falls into that of standardised testing. In research carried out by Shiel,Kellaghan and Moran (2010) for the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), they suggested placing standardised testing into three different contexts. Firstly classroom use, where the individual achienvements of the students were of main concern.
Neglect and Abuse affecting school habits People all around can blame many things for things for not getting a good education but im here to explain that the reasons you may have about this topic could not be true or that you have been trained to think that what you hear is correct and not reality .So people have many things to argue and this is a great time to argue the reasons of why kids just don 't do good in school. There are people that say that the teachers are too hard an that there unfair but thats not the case you could say that about yourself maybe but what about the other people around you ? D o these people not count and there stories might be very different from yours also like what if those people have issues at home that don 't allow them to show up to school or what if they don 't have anyway to go to school . So there are reasons that kids fall behind or just don 't do good in school and i have some of the real reason on why kids fall short in there academics .The reasons that students fall short academically are Neglect, and Abuse . Neglect can come in many
Standardized tests are jeopardizing countless students’ mental health and future career options, as such, should be removed from a student’s requirement to graduate. Several people become so stressed that they can not properly take the test. A majority of standardized tests are timed which hurts the students who know the subject, but read or work slowly. Standardized tests use knowledge that are not taught in class to help spread out scores which hurts numerous schools. Another issue with standardized tests that if a student do poorly on them, they will be rejected by the colleges or jobs that they want.
Bullying is a major issue that affects many students all around the world. As it is well-known bullying reports are not always reported. This may be due to students not feeling comfortable or they may not know how to report incidents. In many cases, when incidents are reported not much is done to properly address the incident. Schools need to be more active in responding to bullying because it can negatively affect a student’s well-being.
Buccat and Cuntapay (2006) defined absenteeism in an educational institution as a perennial problem. According to them, there is a need to gauge the students’ consciousness on absenteeism. Clores (2009) stated that truancy may indicate low performance of teachers, students’ dissatisfaction of the school service, or lack of or poor academic and non- academic structures or policies that address the problems or factors influencing or reinforcing this behaviour. Parents are financially burdened for having their children to stay longer in the school, having to re- enroll them in subjects where they fail due to excessive absences. Missing school is a serious business, and its impact on student achievement and drop-out rates has been vastly underestimated, according to a recent report from Johns Hopkins
While others say this problem must be internal, regarding students’ role. This essay aims to analyze both hypotheses considering Chile’s reality. Some researchers assert that this problem must be external and is mostly teachers’ responsibility. First of all, according to Gökçe DİŞLEN, most of the time students lose their interest and enthusiasm towards language learning due to insecure classroom atmosphere and pedagogues’ harsh attitude (2013). Bad tempered and strict teachers tend to not only make students feel uncomfortable but also themselves.
Introduction “South African schools are worst affected by violence” (Mahlobo, 2000, p.10). Mahlobo (as cited in Morrell, 1998) noted that the worst schools that are affected by violence are township schools. Schools must be a safe place for teaching and learning without fear and distractions, simply because learners or teachers will not be able to study or teach at a non-safety place. Will (2013) argues that maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment is significant for learners to trust each other and their teacher. School violence is a barrier to effective learning and teaching.
Grigg (2012) cited frequent school changes were associated with poor outcomes with disruptions in important social ties. This study identified teachers’ shared experiences in dealing with student aggression and may help in developing practices or policies to assist teachers and administrators deal with these behaviours and address school climate issues. Public schools are currently investigating the phenomenon of student aggression as it relates to maladaptive social outcomes in the school setting (Grumm, Hein, &Fingerie, 2011). Suspensions are used to decrease problem behaviours (Chin, Dowdy, Jimerson, Shane, & Rime, 2012); however, although punishing aggressive acts may seem to be effective, understanding and implementing ways to deal with the problem would yield