Standardized Testing Pros And Cons

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Activity#1: The Pros and Cons of Testing from Two Perspectives Standardized testing is advantageous in many ways. One of the most important benefits is that standardized testing holds teachers and schools responsible for teaching students what they should know, since the student’s achievements in these tests become public record and schools and teachers can come under scrutiny if the scores indicated that they aren’t up to the par. It also guides teachers and helps them determine what to teach and pinpoint and determine the gaps where the student needs to invest more time and effort in order to fill it. Standardized tests are considered practical because they consume less time (all the test-takers do the test at the same time). Testing has…show more content…
A reliable test score will be consistent across different characteristics of the testing situation. Thus, reliability can be considered to be a function of the consistency of scores from one set of tests and test tasks to another. For example, if the same test were to be administered to the same group of individuals on two different occasions, in two different settings, it should not make any difference to a particular test-taker whether she takes the test on one occasion and setting or the other. Reliability is an essential quality of test scores; it is not possible to eliminate inconsistencies entirely due to effective factors. What we can do, however, is try to minimize the effects of those potential sources of consistency that are under our control, through test…show more content…
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