Imagine a student who has worked hard in school and comes home to study all night long freaking out about a huge test that could determine the rest of their life. Then the student wakes up to study more, early in the morning, then shows up to school, after only getting a few hours of rest. Is this student is ready for his SAT’s? However, this is the life of many students right before big tests.
Did you know a lot of people spend way too much money for a lower education? People spend more money for classes they don’t even need and end up doing things they don’t want to do. They have also been removing classes from schools so they can learn. Money for college are also troubling. Money keeps getting higher and higher every year and a lot of students can’t afford it.
According to Shannon Gilchrist, with the Columbus Dispatch, in Ohio alone, it is estimated that students incur approximately 112 standardized tests before graduating from high school (Gilchrist, 2015). Additionally, Dr. Richard A. Ross and the Ohio Department of Education (2015) released that over the course of a child’s school career, he or she is subjected to over 257 hours of mandated standardized testing (Ross, 2015). It must be understood that this measure of hours spent testing is miniscule in comparison to the time that is wasted instructing students how to take the tests. A colossal amount of time is spent in the classroom teaching students the types of problems that will be on the test, as well as tips and tricks to help them get higher scores, weeks, and even months before their testing dates. This information is only useful to students in regards to taking one standardized test, one time.
With all the time students spend on homework, they feel obligated to drop other activities in order to have enough time to complete their assignments. Most students don’t know what they want to do when they get out of high school. It is through extracurricular activities that students find their interests and learn to express themselves. The National Center of Education found that students who participated in extracurricular activities have a higher school attendance, GPA, test scores, and expected educational goals. However, students are dropping out of theses out of school activities because of the lack of time.
Mar/Apr2002, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p26 5p one of the main reasons why students drop out of college is caused by the low of founds. At the beginning, they save money for the first year in college but then due to the high cost of the class and the books, they do not have any alternative than start work. Students work in jobs like McDonalds because their lack of experience and there, the pupils must work thirty hours per week to pay their education. Other luckier students can labor part time jobs and with twelve or fifteen hours pay their classes.
The first and most obvious drawback is that “Standardized testing evaluates a student’s performance on one particular day and does not take into account external factors. There are many people who simply do not perform well on tests” (“Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing”). Due to the fact that students are required to honor the date of exams given to them by their professors, unexpected circumstances, such as getting sick or a family death, can occur causing subpar performance. This does not allow the student’s performance to be properly assessed because the student may have physical symptoms, such as a runny nose, headache, coughing, or sneezing, that interferes with his or her test-taking abilities. Additionally, there may be emotional strain that has the student preoccupied, thus making them less focused on the exam.
If the classroom was set up to assist only the needs of students with behavioral needs, violence could be managed more effectively. However, the current environment makes such a task very difficult, as safety is a main concern for the non-violent students, especially the medically fragile. In other words, employees state that the room is more of a place of survival rather than a place to learn and thrive. Currently, the violent behavior of some disabled students continues to cause stress and safety concerns to staff and students within the classroom. Frequent emergency evacuations occur on a regular basis (Mancini & Layton, 2012, p. 29).
Usually, nurses are taken advantage of and this causes them to become overworked and have a decline in patient quality care. This becomes debunked due to the great amount of people that says that it is fine with current conditions, but with current conditions things have been only on the decline. This decline is due to many different things, but overall this causes poor patient care and nurses to drop out of their positions. And these dropouts cause less staff and more stress on the remaining staff due to overload in their work. Guidelines are currently fine as they stand, but improvements can be made to structure around the most important aspect which is the nurses.
We, teenagers tend to be irritable, sulky, and mostly getting into trouble in school. This is so sad guys, to think that there are people who are experiencing this kind of treatments, we people should not be experiencing this but sometimes we need it to serve as a lesson that we should lift ourselves, not give up and just keep fighting! Do you know some people who have been experiencing or suffering from this disorders? We all do, but how can we help them to recover and bring their happy life back? It’s not always easy to provide help and support for someone who is experiencing depression and anxiety as we all respond to situations and talk about things differently.
From Janet's story, it tells that there are some sources of stress in her life. First, the academic pressure is one of the stress in Janet's life. The failed courses make her so stressful. As she mentioned, she did not understand anything taught in those foundation courses, it makes her feel overwhelmed and hopeless to pass in the new semester. Her fears and uncertainty about her studies cause her to feel stressed, especially when she feel like have no control over those studies and the poor results make her being worried about she can't even pass in the new semester.
The tests narrow down the curriculum to focus on the subjects that are on the test, forgetting about the other subjects. Standardized tests cannot measure all that schools teach like how to be a problem solver. Standardized tests have not improved America’s education system. Every once in a while the world will submit their schools performance and they will be ranked with
Every morning I have to spend an hour in order to send my baby to the babysitter and another an hour before I get on campus. As I spending two hours in the morning to get on campus and two hours to get home was through for me. Sometimes, I am late to class, missed examinations or missed the beginning of every topic with the early morning classes. This made me feel tensed and uncomfortable in those classes. Some professors, it was okay with them, but others it was a tag of war.
The author appeals to emotion in the heading “Placement tests are “hidden standards”. The heading explains that if a student misses just one year of mathematics then passing the college placement exam will be difficult. The director of the Transition Mathematics Project Bill Moore said “Sometimes students are pushed too hard and too fast. They rush through the curriculum, they take their senior year off, they take a placement test - and have to take remedial math”. He understands that if students are failing they have to recover quickly and it may cause them to not understand the concept and they may end up taking “remedial math” because they were “pushed to hard and too fast”.
Desks are always breaking and bathrooms are always out of order, it begs the question “why aren 't these things getting fixed?” Based on the proposed school district budget, each student is assigned a base student cost of $2,984.00, so for example, if there are 500 students attending the school, the total base student cost is $1,492,000.00 for the school year for that school. There are other costs associated with running a school, such as employee salaries, their health benefits and building utility costs that vary year
How Seriously Should Standardized Tests be Taken? I believe that our schools are taking our test a little too seriously. I believe that they should still use the test not to decide where we end up in life, but to direct our students to where they want to be in life. The world's people and where they end up in life is all decided on a worksheet that you answer questions on.