Standardized testing is an inaccurate assessment because it does not effectively judge the students ability to learn or understand material, it can not always be objective and fair, and does not take into account the student 's real and true understanding. Standardized test marks based on the students performance on the competitiveness of the exam, and little on their actual knowledge or skills. To
It is unfair for colleges to be so dependent on a standardized test that does not predict how the student will succeed in college. The ACT is a test that is based on information that has either been taught since elementary school or not taught at all. First of all, I do not have a brain that can hold useless information forever. However, my brain is able to effectively absorb the lectures that are taught in a classroom and use that knowledge gained in order to pass that class. Likewise, in college, I will also be tested on the information that was taught in a class, instead of random information that I do not know.
Since the introduction of standardized tests, we have seen a larger focus on trying to catch everyone up to the ability to take the same test. This has made teaching nearly impossible, since now teachers are teaching a sliver of the class what they really need to learn and because of this and the barriers that students face, “U.S. students slipped from 18th in the world in math in 2000 to 31st place in 2009, with a similar decline in science and no change in reading” (Shatzky). Students are no longer being taught how to learn and how to critically think, and are instead taught how to take a test because although we see a decline in the rankings of the world; the test score averages have increased over time. How is it that we as a country are falling in rank, but increasing in test scores which should reflect an increase in
"Contrary to popular assumptions about standardized testing, the tests do a poor job of measuring student achievement" (Harris 1). Standardized testing cannot accurately show the academic abilities of a student. Standardized tests only measure a fraction of what a student has
It is average for a student in high school to take multiple standardized tests that judge how successful they will be in the future. Students tend to be stressed out, under pressure and try to cram everything they’ve learned from the past 18 years of their lives into their head for a test that may mean success or failure. In my opinion, standardized tests should not be mandatory to take for multiple reasons such as people may not be excellent test takers and other factors that come into play when an important day comes up; illnesses, stomach ache, stress, homework, studying and lack of sleep. Standardized testing does not truly test one’s intelligence. It does not let one think for themselves or develop their own thoughts or intellectual
Next, as a result of the small fragment of knowledge that is tested, standardized tests capture a incomplete picture of student achievement. Standardized test are not the same as student achievement, the scores don 't provide very much useful information for evaluating a student 's achievement, a teacher 's work ethic, or the success of a particular school or program. To make such judgements, you need to look beyond the scores themselves and make some inferences about what the real problem might be. The word "achievement" means more than a score on a test. Achievement includes class participation, students ' course-taking patterns, and teachers ' professional development patterns.
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.
Most results came out that students are very apathetic so they don't do the work. But let a professional tell you the truth behind students laziness through homework and assignments. Amelia Earhart from the National Academy of Pediatrics states, “The most effective way to do it,is to do it.” Although many would say, that to have success you can't make mistakes, that everything has to be perfect. But that statement is false because Professionals from the National Academy of Pediatrics did two tests on two groups of children to see which group was more successful. The group that failed the test learned from their mistakes, corrected the test and got an A or a B.
No Homework What is the purpose of homework? Is it to enhance one’s learning and education, or is it an unnecessary evil? Students shouldn’t have homework. First and foremost, students who receive no homework detect an ascent in their grade. In addition, homework is the trigger of stressful situations in a student’s academic life.
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.