His narrative shows this support and how having instruction in Spanish and English allows him to have higher academics. In less than ten years, one third of students attending public schools will not know English when starting Kindergarten. Are schools and teachers ready for this and will push for bilingual instruction? Is America ready for this? As for now, there is mixed perspectives.
Should SAT scores play a bigger part than high school GPA in admission to a college? Since the early 1900s, the SAT test has been administered each year to high school students in the United States of America (College board 1). The SAT is a standardized test based on a students’ proficiency in math, reading and writing. In recent years questions has been raised about whether or not the SAT test can be used to measure any high school students’ skills. It have been argued that colleges should not use a simple four-hour test determine someone’s intelligence or future success in college over his/her high school curriculum.
The first scenario to be discussed involved a fourteen year-old female. A high school freshman that is obviously concerned about her academic progress, she (and presumably her parents) have noticed that she performs better academically in courses where she has face-to-face instruction rather than in the classes which only convene online. The question is: how would Jean Piaget and B. F. Skinner explain the academic discrepancies between the two different academic presentations? Jean Piaget was a Twentieth century Swiss psychologist and was the first psychologist to systematically study the cognitive development of children. Thomas (2005) wrote that early in Piaget’s career he worked with children and his observations and interactions with the students led him to the theory that a young person 's cognitive processes are inherently different from those of adults (pp.
However, evidence shows that standardized tests lead to stress, most importantly, among teenagers, and most information is not carried on past high school. Our current test-driven curriculum should be replaced with a teaching-learning model that better prepares students for adulthood. Using standardized tests as the principle measuring tool of a student’s success is misleading the future leaders of our country to focus more on preparation for these tests that ill-prepare young people for the true problems and questions in the real world. Standardized tests, such as the ACT and the SAT, have been used for over fifty years. However, more, now than ever, standardized tests have become a huge role in a student’s education and future.
Many schools in other countries spend less time in school and do not receive homework. Those schools are the ones with the highest test scores. The US is not even in the top twelve for best scores. With all the extra time students spend on school related items, such as homework, it is not helping. An article written by Sean Coughlan states that, “Pupils in England already get an average of 150 hours extra teaching per year than their Finnish counterparts.” Students in Finland do not receive homework, but their test scores are ranked sixth in the world.
The author further dissects how our former presidents including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas jefferson were never “products of a school system’,and not one of them was ever ‘graduated’ from a secondary school”. This proves that success does not come from the amount of hours or days in the learning environment, yet how we value that time to learn things which will truly help us for the near
A students must know that they needs college education to achieve the best and get the most out it by exploring the learning environment through trying and doing. A student should search about academic goal during the first year of university by completing his needs for careers that interest him in different subjects to put the foundation the next major. The best students get a chance to get the international Baccalaureate and Advanced placement courses in high school to increase their intellectual area as they make the transition to college education easier and getting college credit that will allow you choose two or three
Despite the societal pressure, “26 percent of the examination takers in the 5 November 2003 entrance exam were repeaters [that either] chose to spent another year preparing to take the exam again rather than accept admission to a non-prestigious school” (Seth 5) or did not pass the test at all. Although still highly competitive, “getting into university is not as difficult as it has been in the past” since the number of high school graduates entering university has almost doubled since
From the first day of English 425, the class TA introduced my classmates and I to the Korean language. From that point forward, we have consistently taken part in lessons Korean lessons. Hyojin Chapin prepares and gives the lessons that last about twenty minutes each. The objective of learning some of the Korean language is to examine and analyze how instructors teach a second language. An analyzation of the lessons will be beneficial and crucial to my learning of how to teach English as a second language to my future students.
Literature Review …with effective teaching or peer engagement, students can function at levels higher than they would if left on their own. This certainly as relevance today in reference to meaningful instruction and learning, but we must still be critically thoughtful (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2004). Over the past several years, there has been a surge of interest in understanding why is it so many of the nation’s students after completing at least four years at primary school are unable to master a national literacy test given in May each year since 1998. Compounding this interest is that many of these students are exposed to a wide range of reading materials and experiences. This has led many, if not, all teachers to be concerned with why students