Middle school can be a hard time for most students, it’s also when us kids find out more about ourselves and that’s where electives come in. Electives are supposed to help kids find out what they want to do/be in life, and if they are reduced it would be like forcing kids to do math, science, etc. for a living. If a kid doesn’t have anything to do all school year or even during the summer, electives would help activate the kid’s interests. According to the text Schools Should Leave No Elective Behind, Bob Balmer states, “More class choices would benefit students in preparing them for their ideal careers and providing smaller class sizes.” Kids should have the opportunity to discover what they want to do in life at an early age rather than high school, because in high school it’s almost time to go to college and pick a major but they didn’t have enough time to try any possibilities.
One of Pope’s claims was that students don 't want to be competitive. In my opinion I think students want to be competitive. When we check our grades in class, I always see people comparing who has a higher grade. I have done that myself. Students are very competitive with grades and other activities too.
Just because they are in their senior year teachers should see if that person is capable to read spell or write. Another thing is the students who puts their effort into school and still are not able to understand the subject then that will be different. For example, students with special disorders are the ones that will fall into that category. One of the many night students that sherry teaches said “I was a good kid and didn’t cause any trouble, so they just passed me along even though I didn’t read well and couldn’t write” (1). This example, shows that instead of the teachers using a method that gives her the power that she needs, students do as they please without much effort.
As Michelle Obama once declared, “If my future was determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.” The performance of a school’s organization is based off of the results of standardized tests taken by students (Walberg). Standardized tests are a guide to the board of education on how a school can improve its curriculum in a way that is most beneficial to students (Walberg). “The scores of standardized tests are not the same as student achievement” (Harris). In spite of the people who believe that standardized tests are a key factor to determine a student’s academic abilities, standardized tests distract students from their current studies, they are only designed for one way of learning and comprehending material, and they are biased to students.
I believe that these new requirements of students are setting the students up for failure in the long run. The typical grading system allows teachers to see what specific lessons students are struggling with. Also, the typical grading system allows room for the students to improve. Furthermore, these new requirements are setting the students up for failure. Reasons being, that students cannot be expected to excel in a class if the teacher only assigns
Standardized Tests and Final Exams: The Assessments Which May Determine a Student’s Future Intro: Excellent test scores show excellent schooling, while poor test scores show poor schooling. That has become the value of standardized tests in schools over the years (Popham, James). Additionally, those tests can write the entire future of a student, starting at the point when doing poorly on a standardized test can ruin your hope of getting into a good college. But the question is: is the stress that students build up from standardized tests truly worth it? The answer is debatable.
Out of all the developed countries, the U.S. now ranks twenty-second out of twenty-seventh of high school graduation rate. With experience and other teens opinions, for students school is taken as a competition of the highest score and how much you can remember and less about learning real life situations. Teachers do not realize students are real humans, they are more than a grade and are not made up of a textbook, they are still kids figuring out the world with so much stress around them. If we can make schools easier for kids to go to voluntarily, dropouts rates will decrease. Little things like better teachers ones that can do more than read a textbook.
Being taught this at such a young, impressionable age is one of the fundamental causes as to why we view failure so negatively. Nevertheless, we should view failure as an opportunity for an individual to receive feedback on what they did well, and aspects that can be improved. In my opinion when society tells a student to be frightful of failure that we inhibit their growth as an individual. Early with students who exhibit a continuous habit of failure tend to be alienated from their peers. A majority of parents believe their child 's report card is indicative of academic achievement in class, however, due to the grade inflation crisis that hinders a multitude of schools today, I believe using a student’s grade should not be a measure of a student’s success.
The purpose of standardized testing is to inform decisions to be made about educational institutions. A student needs to be tested by the demonstration of the course to be able to move forward. Major facts about standardized test are that the test has a positive effect on students achievements, a lot of practice will prepare the students and increase scores. Parents approve the high school students to take the standardized test. The older students in high school don 't care for the test because it doesn 't affect their grades.
I had made a 91 on my English exam !! I thought to myself , Janel you did it ! You really passed Mr.Smiths class! After looking back on the class I realized that without Mr.Smith being hard on me and giving me good criticism , I would not be the student I am today. He helped me realize that things will never be easy in life, but you should never give in.
The two articles presented have impacted my post high school education experience and my college experience in very obvious ways. When I was in high school, the main goal for the teachers and educational government was not that students learned the subject, but that he/she passed the test. Moreover it was all about passing the test and not learning. This experience can relate with Ravitch’s article because what she was trying to explain is that the government started to care more about the test score than the knowledge gained by the students. Greene’s article is moreover talking about how social factors can poorly impact student’s performance in school.
Such as grading all the work assigned to the students. In conclusion failure is not the only way to motivate students. The student might accept failing and never learn the material, but if we offer kids study hall, workshops and a sit down meeting it might even change their outlook on school. As well as study habits let us give kids a chance, to the right path and allow them to succeed without failing in positive learning
Mr. Escolanta (Kimo) had one more favor to ask the board of the school and that was for his students to take the AP exam. They originally said no, but Kimo told them that these kids had a real shot of passing and a shot at attending some sort of college if they did pass. The board agreed and so did the students, but not
Students with grit and without grit go about handling quite differently these tasks they need to accomplish. They quickly notice that college classes are much harder than the classes they took in high school, and they may not have done as well on the first assignment as they thought they had. What approach do each of them take next? A student with no grit is more likely to accept that the class is going to be hard and that his grade is going to suffer throughout the semester. He may even believe that he has put forth all of the effort that he could give and there is nothing else he could do to fix it.
Some other issues I have come to notice are why are students spending so much time and money on classes that are useless for them? Why aren 't the counselors at colleges helping students? Why aren 't students getting the necessary credits they need for their graduation? Why aren 't students graduating on time? Why aren 't there more programs that make sure students graduate on time?