The Value Of Standardized Testing

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“Sometimes, the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds” Diane Ravitch. Standardized test are a collection of information about one or more students. This means that different students will take the same test and then the test will be evaluated by professors to see how students did. Standardized test also provide teacher evaluation, which is if the professor is teaching the students in the right way, meaning if students are understanding what the professor is teaching. Like many issues in education, standardized testing brings a lot of controversial opinions among teachers, voters and parents. A lot of people believe that standardized test are good for student and…show more content…
A article that supports standardized test is “ The Value of Standardized Testing” By Dr. Gail Gross. This article talks about how standardized test makes teacher’s life easier, since it helps them to know in the most effective way on what each student is learning. According to: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ “Furthermore, the standardized test gives valuable insight into broader issues, such as the standard curriculum important to grade level requirements, and an education reference point for fair and equitable education for all children in all schools”. This means that standardized test helps professor identify what the students are having trouble with and help them to overcome the issue. Another example is “ Moreover, student growth can be a very significant outcome of standardized tests, for though a child may return a low score he may show a growth pattern that is positive”. This means that standardized test can help a teacher to identify the questions that all students got trouble with and come up with a solution, teach them how to solve the problem in a different way so the could get a better grade on their next…show more content…
This article talks about some of the side effects that tests have in students, like for example: headaches, sleeping late, etc. An example from this article is “ Critics say the new tests put too much pressure on kids, waste instructional time and encourage educators to emphasize rote memorization”. Tests puts pressure to the kids because they want to get a good grade and they think that if they don’t get a good grade, they will disappoint their
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