Standardized tests have proven to lack the critical thinking that students should be learning everyday. "Children are getting the message at a very young age that if you pick the right choice between several options you can be successful. That's not the way to learn, especially creatively. That's not experimenting or exploring or creating.” (Galegroup). Due to a test kids are lacking simply skills that are a necessity in life.
“Learning a new language is very overwhelming and can be even harder with a bunch of school work on top of it. I think that it should just be an option for the students.” Thus stating that learning a foreign language only stresses students out. A second language only adds to the workload of students, and then furthermore adding stress and even anxiety. Some also state that learning a foreign language is a waste of time. Later in life, students that decided to take a foreign language in high school often don't remember basic conversational skills from said language, and even more so the entire language.
Standardized testing is an issue with students fearful to fail the tests, with all the pressure and tension on them to overcome this predicament, as well as teachers ' jobs being in jeopardy. Most students from lower income families are at a disadvantage with this setup and groundwork for standardized tests, such as the SAT. A wealthier, more affluent family can buy higher quality and superior preparation books. Students even turn to various methods such as cheating, in order to overcome the tests. Another bad example of the aftermath of standardized testing is cramming, which some might do as a result of the lack of concern with studies.
Considering the choice between getting paid for good grades or not. Students should definitely choose not to. Paying students for honorable grades can cause problems in class, losing the natural love of learning, and learning to get money only. If the schools don’t agree with this claim, it won’t matter because they are ruining the education system. Paying students for high grades is an unacceptable idea.
I have seen in these younger students that they have a hard time grasping another language, they get frustrated and give up. I have had parents complain that schools are spending too much time on bilingual teaching when the time could be spent on learning a more useful subject matter. Parents have asked me, “why should their English-speaking student suffer because someone’s child can’t speak English”? In my opinion teaching a bilingual education can be done at a different time other than in class on a normal school day, it can be done on a tutoring basis where other students are not missing out on things they should be
We need to be teaching our students strategies for college. Our districts spend so much time and emphasis on teaching to the standardized tests. These tests are so difficult that most of the time native English speakers don’t do well on the test. The objective of this research paper is to identify the factors influencing the challenges English language minority students face in the classroom. This article will be discussing the challenges our ELL students go through on a daily basis and exploring what we can do as a society to help these students.
This made an such a profound impact on her language that she did not perform as well in English as she did in science and math classes. Her teachers decided to steer her away from English, and the possibility of her becoming a writer shrank significantly. This is often true for many who end up speaking a non-standardized English in the United States; they are seen as unable to do certain things such as become writers or public speakers. Only when these non-standardized English speakers trains themselves to speak “perfect English” are they seen as successful “scholars of English or literature” in the eyes of the public. 6.
Only focusing on math, reading, and writing will not help students in their future lives, yes they are helpful things to have a knowledge of, but they are not the only things students need to have knowledge of in order to succeed. Also Teaching students to be good test takers does not help them to be prepared for adult life. ("Standardized Tests - ProCon.org." ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d.
So, the classroom lesson will not parallel or contain the thing that are related to the standardized test. Therefore, the students who need to use it have to spend much money in attending the extra class outside the school, which are very expensive. Secondly, the cost of the standardized tests is very costly. For instance, SAT test cost around 3,500 Baht and the IELTS cost 6900 Baht also there is another types of IELTS test called UKVI, which
If a student is stressed out by all of the competition, they probably couldn’t focus on all of their school work and their grades would start to drop some. This would not be good because we all know how important grades are to some people. Competition would also consume most of the students’ time. If a student truly wanted to win a competition, they would probably lose too much of their free time and that would probably just stress them out even more. This is just another reason why we should not have as much competition surrounding