This implies that the student would be obliged to meet the expectations of the parents in the classes that he/she is enrolled in. Pérez-Peña affirms that emphasis on good grades contributes to cheating among middle school children since the learner’s goal would be to obtain good grades in their examinations and assignments instead of learning amidst the hard-hitting classroom competition (par. 4). However, the competitive pressure in the modern day classroom setting can be too much for a student to handle. It’s for this reason that the students might give in to the prospect of succeeding in the class by foregoing the price of academic integrity.
Another test Adrian could administer is: The Early Names Test. This test shows how well his students are able to decode grapheme-phoneme patterns in single-syllable words. This will allow him to see how well the students are able to decode and whether or not that will affect their reading ability. c. Adrian can also test their sight word recognition to see how far along each of his students are with their sight words. This test will let him see how much progress each of his students have made, and which words they still need to work on.
Many disciplines utilize different terminology to describe essentially the same process, which can add to confusion when selecting and implementing an active learning approach. These differences can be attributed to the disciplines they were promulgated from or the organization that they emanated from. Cooperative Learning Cooperative learning is an approach that involves a small group of leaners working together as a team to solve a problem, complete a task or accomplish a learning activity that will improve their understanding of the subject matter. Every member is responsible not only by the words but also for helping teammates learn (Artzt and Newman, 1990). Accordingly, in cooperative classrooms, the students are expected to help each other, to discuss and argue with sharing their ideas.it helps to assess each other’s current knowledge and fill in gaps in each other understands.
Educators talk about optimizing learning potential in students but use an outdated grading system that doesn’t have students learn but rather compete against one another. In order for schools to optimize learning productivity amongst students, then they need to switch to a standard based grading system. A standard based grading system forces students to learn the material by grading in different categories and learning targets. A traditional grading system uses a curve which just takes the top score as the 100%. Although prior grading systems have worked in the past a standard based grading system will be better able to help students learn.
I recognize that self-efficacy, in general, is learners self-constructed judgement about his or her ability to reach goals. Within my lesson I will enhance self-efficacy by fostering an incremental mindset in the classroom. I will make certain that students understand that they can always improve their writing, reading, and comprehension skills. Additionally, I will constantly explain to the students throughout the lesson that the only aspect that matters is if they are completing their best work. Furthermore, I will explain that learning about the lesson and worrying about their own work, as opposed to others’ work, is the only aspect that matters.
In order to understand self-fulfilling prophecy, Becker suggests other variables should be considered instead of observing the grades of students or the number of years a teacher has taught. In concluding teachers, Becker predicts student success on academic achievement instead of motivation, which could stop a student from achieving goals. Although many students have motivation which can lead to academic achievement, but when lower grade students receive discouragement to succeed in academics because their grades are low is a false
The school will encourage learners to do their best academically and to adhere to the code of conduct in order to avoid an outbreak of chaos. Schools generally reward students based on their academic achievements. An example from my schooling experience would be during my primary school years. Students were placed classrooms depending on their academic status and behaviour. There was the “clever class”, the “naughty class”, the “try-hard class” and the “don’t-try-at-all class”.
Standardized tests are a way to measure the education level of a student throughout school systems. These tests contain uniform questions for all testers and are scored in a standard way. This form of testing is used in an attempt to compare the abilities of different students. This is an ineffective way to test students who have individual abilities but are tested as if these abilities are all the same. Standardized testing is an ineffective way to measure the education of students.
Differentiating instruction may mean teaching the same material to all students using a variety of instructional strategies, or it may require the teacher to deliver lessons at varying levels of difficulty based on the ability of each student (Weselby, 2014). There are many ways to differentiate content, the use of Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning which is a “classification of levels of intellectual behavior going from lower-order thinking skills to higher-order thinking skills” (Weselby, 2014) is one of the most effective in my opinion. Six levels have been identified by Bloom. These include; remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, and creating. Students who are unfamiliar with a lesson could be required to complete tasks on the lower levels: remembering and understanding.
In respect of the strengths, the paper identified several advantages of the standard testing methods on students, which eventually promote the learning experience. In addition, the advantages allow teachers to evaluate the consistency and progress of students. Finally, the paper evaluated numerous weaknesses of standardized tests for both educators and learners. Among the disadvantages is their nonspecific nature, their failure to adhere to teaching provisions, their failure to provide educators with relevant learner information, the not continuous assessments, and their emphasis on