Based on the class discussions most of the students agreed that senior year is just as important as the other grade levels, however, some students said homework wasn’t important. Senior year, for most students, is the year they look forward to the most because they get more opportunities. Coming from Walter Kirn, senior year is, “...an adolescent Mardi Gras.” In that case, if high schools were to get rid of senior year, teachers would still have to teach the required curriculum that would of been taught senior year. Therefore, that information would have to be taught to the students in the three years of high school. Students wouldn’t be able to fail any classes, because the teachers would have to rush through sections or chapters in order to have to teach all of the curriculum for the year.
The set curriculum gives teachers guidance in what, when, and how to teach their their students. This can be useful in inquiring accountability in the teachers and students. For example, teachers will be more likely to put more effort into educating their students, and the students will be more likely to try to understand and learn the curriculum. Otherwise, students and teachers will be held responsible for excessively low test scores by the state. Although, according to Brendan Rapple at Boston College, “True accountability in education should not be facilely linked to mechanical examination results, for there is a very distinct danger that the pedagogical methods employed to attain those results will themselves be mechanical and the education of children will be so much the worse.” For instance, teachers’ methods have the possibility to be less creative and interactive; in order to ensure a steady and set path on the course curriculum.
Smarter Balanced Assessment: Pro or Con? Smarter Balanced Assessment, who is it truly assessing, the teachers or the students? Smarter Balanced testing contributes to the teacher’s performance, but is it beneficial or does it have unintended consequences? Students are ultimately grading the teachers by taking these tests and they are not even aware of it. The disadvantages may outweigh the benefits for this topic, but teachers must look past the disadvantages and do what they were meant to do, teach.
I know that all these articles and experiences have been in a positive light for gratitude, but nothing is going to instantly change your life. So many success stories came from the people I had this class with, but it just wasn 't for me at this time. I felt pressured by myself to write something beautiful everyday which resulted in me not writing for days at a time, and consistency was really what got me down. Now that I can reflect I feel like because I am so young, that this experiment would have worked better if I would have done it in five years after I know myself more and have a better idea of how to work with my
In high school if you do not have good grades you can get kicked out of sports, so I made sure I had good grades and still paid attention in school. In high school, you get to pick what classes you want. I did Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing and a photography class. I really did not have a favorite teacher. I guess I liked them all the same.
I don’t necessarily agree with these paradigms but I grew up with them and as a child I never really questioned them. For example, the high school I went to. Why did everyone decide to apply for that specific school? I thought about it and realized that it was not because of friends and the fun we would’ve been able to have but merely because of the fact that we were told by primary school teachers, parents and even friends that the specific school and its system is of high academic standard and that the school offers many academic subjects. However, the school offered very few practical subjects, which might have been more suitable for many students.
It can show if a school curriculum is meeting the academic requirements that are expected of them and can often determine if a student is struggling and needs extra support. This form of testing is effective when determining a student's placement in classes that may move at a different pace because of skill level. “Test scores may be used, along with other information about students, to diagnose learning needs, so that educators can provide appropriate services, instruction, or academic support (http://edglossary.org/academic-support/)” (Liberty Concepts). Although standardized testing is seen to have some benefits, this is far outweighed by the downfalls. Standardized tests contradict the belief that all students are different but are given tests that treat them as if they are all the same.
However the researchers do not just focuses on the parental support but also the support of the whole family as a factor. According to Kim (2008) choosing friends that fill a void tends to lead to either very good or very bad behavior. A parent needs to monitor their child’s friends all the way through high school. Just because they are older doesn’t mean they do not need parental guidance in choosing who they do and do not hang out with. Similarly, the previous and the present researchers are using the same factors in studying the causes of failures.
A frequent rationalization for this can be that the schools don 't do an honest job of teaching for this advanced ability. Khan (2009) determined that communicative approach could be helpful to develop the inventive writing skills because it combines the purposeful also as structural aspects of the language. Siddiqui (2007), in this regard remarked that the secondary educational institutes ought to facilitate kids within the development of thinking skills together with inventive writing. Raji (2009) expressed that the less importance has been given to the ability of writing creatively. In school rooms there is a lot of
I wasn’t honest; I pushed everyone down so I can be at the top. School makes you believe that having good grades is the key of a successful life and human being, maybe they don’t want you to understand that, but everything they do when awarding and mentioning the ones with good grades is what you understand when you are little. Because when you are at the top of your class they listen to you, but if you weren’t you were just another student at the corner. It is sad but it is the truth. My feelings and thoughts were a mess.