Is Standardized Testing Worst

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Testing At It’s Worst Standardized testing in not as amazing as it is proclaimed to be too all the students and schools around the country in today 's society”Standardized testing has swelled and mutated,like a creature in one of those old horror movies.”(Kohn 1). The amount of testing that is going on in the united states is some of the highest rating in regards to how much they test and to the degree in which they test. When people think of school they know testing is a part of it,but not to the degree in which it is currently at today in America school systems. It is a known fact that people learn at different paces and with different aids. With that being said,how and why do the school systems think that standardized testing is a good…show more content…
Teachers are giving you pratice test after practice test trying to get you ready for the real one when they should be trying to teach you what you need to know for those tests. In the classroom,there are more opportunities for people to learn at their own pace and in their own way,but when taking all of the test they are required to take,it makes it harder and harder for that to happen,”It has been suggested that performance assessments, popularized as an important component in educational reform movements, will reduce differences among groups because they provide students with hands-on opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how to solve problems rather than requiring students to simply recall facts” (Shavelson 4). When people are in any classroom setting they would much rather learn things to help them in their future they just recall facts that have no relevance to their lives or career choices. Preparing and studying for a test that revolve around topics that have no purdance in your life as well as a waste of time and money,yes in school you have to learn some things that you most likely will never use but that comes with being in school,but having a whole test revolve around things you will not need is just a waste. So why waste all that when you could use all that time and money for things that…show more content…
People learn in all different ways and when you take a test they are not made for all the different types of people and their learning styles.”Tables have illustrated that approximately 7 percent of whites and Asian Americans reached the Advanced level compared to 1 percent of African Americans and 2 percent of Hispanics. Nearly 50 percent of white students and 40 percent of Asian American students reached or exceeded the Proficient level, while 21 percent and 30 percent of African American and Hispanic students, respectively, reached or exceeded this level. Even wider disparities are found on the 1996 twelfth-grade NAEP math and science tests (WAYNE J. CAMARA and AMY ELIZABETH SCHMIDT 3). With things like this being shown why do administrators think that standardized testing is the best route? With that being said the test results are not the honest representation of how much the person knows. So it if does not give an accurate representation,then there is no need to waste all the money and resources on
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