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.
The year of the test, we had to take our normal Math and English class while an addition HASP prep Math and English so half of my classes where bases around this one test. Not only did it put stress on student it also pressure the teacher because if any student was to fail it would put the teacher in the line of question why the student wasn’t able to pass. Now think about standardized testing in a work environment. Picture it you come in to work every day on time do all the project your manger assign you. You’re the ideal employee and after three year they make you take a one test and you don’t pass the test by a few point.
They typically accept the students with the highest test scores, but test scores have dropped more and more as the years have gone on. Professionals from Sydney University have found that too much homework is the main cause of the lowered test scores of students. “According to Richard Walker, an educational psychologist at Sydney University, data shows that in countries where more time is spent on homework, students score lower on a standardized test called the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA. The same correlation is also seen when comparing homework time and test performance at schools within countries. Past studies have also demonstrated this basic trend” (Huffingtonpost.com, 2012).
For instance, there are many people who simply do not perform well on tests. Many students are smart and understand the content, but it doesn't show on test scores (Gregory J. Cizek, 2001). In essence, testing brings out stress in even the brightest of students, messing with their heads come test day. The facts show that from the 50 states, 700 school districts claim that standardardized tests are causing greater anxiety than the average everyday assessments
The article How Much Homework are Students really Doing says, “It 's difficult to correlate time on homework with academic achievement because of the variables in why students may do more homework, said Loveless. For example, younger students who report lots of homework may have a learning problem that causes them to take longer to finish their work; a reading disability may escalate a simple 10-minute assignment into a 50-minute slog” (Downey). Not every student finishes their homework on time and as fast as other students do. Not everyone can learn just as stupdendously as others. Teachers who give out homework every day don 't realize how much it affects the students who are not as smart as other students.
The average high school student spends about three and a half hours on homework. That’s not including honor, advanced placement, or advanced classes. There always have been many different opinions on the harm done by homework. The idea of homework was to give students a short refreshment and overview of what they learned that day. The problem is, homework given to students today does not fulfill its purpose.
In addition to eliminating free time, the hours that a student will spend daily on homework also have negative impacts on physical and mental health. In the study, “Lack of Sleep Hurts Student Health,” performed by Anne-Sophie Kim, upwards of 80% of the students surveyed felt that homework alone damaged their mental and physical health. As it turns out, these students are correct. In the field of college students surveyed in the study, a majority of the students said that they slept six hours or less on the typical weekday (Kim). Later, Kim states that a major healthcare organization, WebMD, has linked the lack of sleep with serious illnesses in addition to a decrease in cognitive function, among them heart disease,
Conquering math anxiety for girls Introduction Millions of girls at schools and universities are terrified of math. They try to avoid math subjects as long as possible and then, they choose majors that require little or no math. Research has shown that high level of anxiety in students causes unacceptable performance in the subject. Invariably, it is believed that math has usually been students' biggest problem in schools. However, a research by University of Missouri, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland concluded that, the level of math anxiety in girls differences boys.
Excessive homework loads increase stress and anxiety, hence resulting in various health problems. In 2014, the Journal of Experimental Education published a Stanford University study which found that students in high-performing high schools had an average of 3.1 hours of homework every night. The study also concluded, according to Washington Post reporter Valerie Strauss, “Homework was a primary cause of pressure and anxiety, which led to physical effects like headaches and stomachaches…and depression more than ever before” (Strauss qtd. in Gill, Schlossman, and
According to the United States Department of Education (2003) on their National Assessment of Educational Progress Report states that students are reading below their grade level with a statistics of one in four twelfth grade students. This report also shows that three eight grade students and two out of three twelfth grade students are not capable in mastering their reading skills. This leads to more than eight million students struggling to read between the grade levels 4-12 years Harris (2007).Coddling (2001, p. 22) argued that “struggling readers have literacy problems throughout their education cycle. It is also said that students can become frustrated develop behavioral or disciplinary problems and contribute to a large portion of our nations prison system and this can be approximately 80% of high school dropouts” (Antilla 2013). It is important to note that even after several years Chapman, Laird, & Kewal Ramani, (2010) from the National Center for Educational Statistics has on record that “75% of students who go into 9th grade graduate from high school and each year approximately 3.5 % drop out of high school”.