As a student in high school did you ever feel like the standardized test are helping you or making you get in to a better college? Have you ever thought about how many hours students and teachers spend preparing for the standardized test? Many hours and studying are being put into those test but are they really effective and are the test doing the students good in life? Standardized tests are really just to effective, teachers and students spend too much time on them and it’s not doing the students any good, and even it’s not doing the teachers any good. Standardized tests in schools today in Ohio should be stopped because they are causing for teachers to be evaluated by the test results of how the students do on the tests, they are having the students more stressed about school and do they benefit you in colleges and university and do they really look at how well students do on them test.
All students dread the days when final exams arrive. We intergrate excitement back into education again and continuously having tests is not the way to do that. Standardized testing is known to lead to extreme levels of stress, limited education, and not evaluating the student 's knowledge fairly,
The No Child Left Behind act originally was to improve our student’s knowledge but had resulted differently in overly testing students . You’re tested about 14 or more times throughout your middle school and high school years depending on your school district requirements. The government is now willing to do whatever it takes to do to receive money for testing students. An example of how extreme this testing has become can be found in the situation of a student named Joe. He was hospitalized, preparing for open brain surgery, when he was rudely interrupted by his teacher’s visit, with a number two pencil and a standardized test.
First, standardized tests causes stress among students. Students who don 't have to take standardized tests will not have as much stress as students who take theses tests. According to Bill Maxwell, who did research, “Each year, thousands of high school students stress out as they prepare to take the SAT or ACT tests to get into college. Many researchers suggest that the singular
Laws such as NCLB, and RTTT should no longer exist. The system of scoring that is currently used hurts both slower, and advanced students due to its pressure and ease. "Tracking generally hurts slower students but does not help more advanced students" ("How Standardized Testing Damages Education" 1). Tracking of test scores as a school or even class only hurts both sides, advanced students get bored because they have to slow down for the other students, and slower students feel pressured to rush, because of the advanced students. Currently, students spend an immense amount of time studying for both low-risk and high-risk assessments respectively.
Increasing school hours would also expand the number of students with depression due to school because it’s proven with statistics that students don’t enjoy being at school. Statistics of regular length school day shows that that students don’t feel positive toward school such as” The survey started with an open-ended question: “How are you feeling?” To which most of the students—75 percent—responded with negative emotions. “. Increasing the length of a school day would only increace the percentage of students who respond negatively to school. Therefore, increasing the school day would be detrimental to the student’s emotional
Autistic teens will often get discouraged in school, because the abnormality of their behavior which leads others to believe that they are incapable of learning--if this has not convinced the person themselves. One autistic teen has spoken out about this very behavior at school, “ I thought I was stupid, because I was always getting bad grades, doing dumb stuff, or freaking out in a panic attack”(Understanding Our Gifted and Complex). The person goes on about the details of his school life, even stating that regardless of his high IQ score and his exceptional reading skills that surpassed his upperclassman, his class--including himself--thought of him as a fool. Although this teen is lucky enough to have his family's support during this ordeal
Consequently, I see the many different physical features that individualize every single one of you. Often, I wish I did not exist because I am tired of hearing what you all need to change about yourselves. I hear the complaining of your daily struggles, your cries after you failed your math test, and your happiness when you realize that the school year is almost over. My depression increase as the days rolls around because many of you hate coming to this place and everyone in it. When I was first put in, back in the early 90’s, students did not face nearly the amount of stress over school, boys, and friends, like you face today.
Studies show that this numerical score, otherwise known as VAM (value-added modeling), is both unstable and unfair. The overwhelming tendency for the same teacher’s scores to fluctuate between multiple years concerns the critics of standardized tests and is a major flaw in the system. As stated by Diane Henningfeld, author of Standardized Testing- At Issue, “the true quality of a teacher is likely to change very little over time” (54). The current system, however, frequently penalizes educators when natural fluctuation occurs. Constantly replacing seemingly ineffective teachers is harmful because it does not leave the opportunity for teachers to get comfortable in their position.
In this paper readers are going to find out three reasons as to why standardized test need to be eliminated. Standardized testings are mandatory for students all over the US, its any examination that is administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. There needs to be an elimination of standardized testing because one, it’s being used for profitable purposes and another problem is it causes a lot of stress for not only the students but for the teachers as well, and finally too much time is being spent on getting ready for these test taking away time for actual learning for students. An Interesting fact is “ As of 2015, parents spent $13.1 billion on test prep that included preparation, tutoring, and yes, even counseling.” (HuffPost) but that’s not all “The global private tutoring market was estimated to pass a whopping $78.2 billion.” (Education) It’s not only being used for the educational gain of the students in the background there are people profiting off these tests and another thing is “critics point out that standardized testing is too easily used as a political tool for people looking to promote a particular agenda that may not ultimately be beneficial for students.” (Gale). Parents may think the sole purposes of these test are to help their