First of all, students should not be paid for good grades due to not needed pressure. The NEA claims : many teachers say, “Paying students for good grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” This means students are more likely to be in bad moods and have bad relationships with parents and classmates. If some kids get money and the rest don’t, arguments will break out. In a classroom, students are supposed to be respectful to each other in order to have and efficient working environment. The effect of this is, students will be stressed and annoyed or angry with them, if unable to raise test scores.
Again, procrastination is one reason why students fail to do work. Grades are said to drive students to push themselves even more, yet it is not entirely true. Some students cheat, causing their grades to fly high, and that doesn’t reflect wit at all. In a survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, Donald McCabe (Rutgers University) found that 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent for plagiarism, and 95 percent for some other form of cheating. (Facts) This proves that grades are more likely to cause students to cheat than to motivate
Currently, Americans understand many high school students display signs of daunting results regarding the effects of school stresses. So, why have we not been able to capitalize on the social, physical, emotional/psychological, mental, behavioral, and technological negative impacts that hurt students rather than guide them to better academic success. With this said, we certainly will not see immediate results in the near future regarding high school students. So, how do we know they have been negatively impacted throughout high school? Not only are one in five students clinically depressed, but according to Robert Leahy, director of American Institute of Cognitive Therapy, “the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s.” Furthermore, our educational system compels its high school students to develop “life-skills, personal responsibility, and uniqueness.” This method of teaching and learning ultimately causes stress and eventually the exact opposite effects of what the system wants to come about.
Many students either care too much about the tests, and therefore try to cheat, or they don’t care enough about the test, making the results worse than they normally would be. Ryan Deffenbaugh explains that one college, along with many others, no longer requires test scores for applicants because there were many arguments that “the scores are not a great indicator of future success in college, and that a billion-dollar-test prep industry creates an unfair playing field for students from families with lower incomes” (Deffenbaugh, 16). This college, Purchase College, is one of many that has the opinion of standardized tests being unreliable when accepting students. They don’t show true intelligence because anyone can get some luck when guessing. An article states, “Kids learn early on that they don 't have to think outside the box, they don 't have to be creative, collaborative or be critical thinkers.
First of all, without teacher assistance at home, the chances of making mistakes increase. Frustrated by mistakes resulting from not having any teacher guidance at home, students may feel stressed and anxious. Making mistakes can additionally cause students to feel like they are stupid and can cause students, who already dislike school, to dislike it even more. Also, homework takes away valuable time from other commitments that students have. Some students have part-time jobs and family responsibilities to fulfill.
A conversation starter, an argumentative topic, a controversy rising all around the United States - one simple question that has put school money to waste and forced students into the real world too soon: Should students be paid for good grades? Obviously, students should not be paid for the grades they earn because it will damage their love of learning and crush their creativity. Also, students who receive money for grades will no longer be self-motivated or find pride in a job well done. Students that receive a paycheck for grades will eventually lose their love of learning and crush their interest in the tasks at hand. The years that children are in school are the most influential years of their life, a time for growing,
Moreover, it can even affect the entire school population and create an environment of fear which may disrupt academic learning (Whitted & Dupper, 2005). Victims can be upset, afraid, ashamed and embarrassed about going to school. The signs may not be visible if the adolescent can manage the aftermath of bullying. The incidents might take place without parents
In turn, these students may resort to drastic measures such as dropping out of school, wishing to distance themselves from the source of stress – the environment (Falk, 1975; Hirsch & Keniston, 1970). Therefore, stress from living environment adjustments is detrimental to college students’ academic success as it is a contributing factor to the number of college
This can also lead to negative health consequences related to stress (Columbia University). Today, the importance given to these exams is so big that students have to retreat from their everyday activities, which are also important for a good development and learning, in order to prepare for the exam. Columbia University also explains this, saying that the success of schools is independent from the performance of students since funds are given to schools that do well. This can be seen for many students as a huge responsibility, creating an unhealthy competition. Many times students stop doing the things they like and that are important (play and exercise) to prepare for these kind of tests (Columbia University).
The uncertainty and lack of identity is a common cause of stress for me. School-related issues also cause stress for students these days. It can be caused by them doing so badly in college that they gave up all hope of doing something worthwhile with their lives, or it could be caused by just not living up to their own standards. Stress also creates the way people deal with things like smoking and drinking, which are worse ways of dealing with stress. I think that these are some of the most common ways to deal with it.
When these students plagiarize others work they render themselves unable to truly understand the material. The purpose of going to school is to prepare students for life and give them the necessary knowledge they need to succeed. If you simply copy someone 's work, it eliminates the whole learning aspect because none of the work is your own doing. Along with that, you lose the potential knowledge and skills that could help you later in life. The punishment serves as a reminder of those facts and helps students come to realize that cheating hinders your education.
These tests are putting too much pressure on a student, which can lead to anxiety causing them to mess up and fail or even drop out before they are given the test because they’re not good at tests and don’t want to try to get told they failed after 4years. Standardized tests are an unreliable measure of a student’s performance. Performance simply means an action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function. Why should I let a test tell me what I know? I feel like standardized test are more for the school then for us.