The U.S. should not focus so heavily on standardized testing because it is not a complete accurate measurement of a student’s intelligence. School’s are using standardized testing for the wrong reason. “A standardized test is any examination that’s administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. There are two major kinds of standardized tests: aptitude tests and achievement tests” (Popham, 1999). The most common examples of aptitude tests are the SAT and the
The teachers have to teach based on what will be in the standardized test to prepare their student to get ready. This might loses students some interesting lessons that are more essential in their real life their teacher this also fosters a boring and lacks creativeness atmosphere. In contrary, here in Thailand where standardized test isn’t important that much, its purpose is just for student who wants to enter in university in international-program. For the one who are not interested it’s mean nothing at all to them. So, the classroom lesson will not parallel or contain the thing that are related to the standardized test.
I believe that it puts too much stress on kids and it doesn’t show their full potential. Kids could be amazing writers, be very creative, have outstanding leadership, but these tests don’t show any of these talents. Standardized testing should not be required in school. Standardized testing is a test or tests that require all students to answer the same questions in a certain amount of time all the same way. The questions do not have to be high stakes tests, time limited, or multiple choice.
During the mid-1800s, Mann developed and implemented written exams and used Boston Public School as his testing site. Carole J. Gallagher wrote about the history of standardized tests in a 2003 paper for Education Psychology Review, which included Mann’s goal to seek and reproduce better teaching strategies which enables all children to have a level playing ground. Mann believed children should use written test to demonstrate what they have learned and hold schools accountable. The goal was to obtain evidence regarding the ability to teach, quality of teaching and the education system in urban schools. His test revealed children had wide gaps of knowledge.
Maybe if they told us why it's super important we may just try to really do our best on the test. At the same time many teachers aren't sure why the test is important they are just told that we need to take them and it will count as a grade. If they don't know why we need to take it how would they know if it was really important on how it could affect our scores. So if the teachers can’t tell us what the test is about how do we know if it is really important or not. Some teachers would say every test is important but sometimes that's not true.
One of them is Tutoring Program that offers opportunities for students to ask questions, ask for help, and discuss with tutors in a specific subject. For example, there are many tutoring services in Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and other hard courses. Furthermore, Supplemental Instruction program is a part of LLRC, which gives students chances to form a group session and work together with other students to succeed in a harder subject. This program also helps students to socialize with others outside of the classroom. Last but not least, LLRC provides many workshops too regarding English, Math, and other learning activities.
The fact of the matter is that standardized testing does not infer much about the intelligence or progress of a student. First, “For decades, critics have complained that many standardized tests are unfair because the questions require a set of knowledge and skills more likely to be possessed by children from a privileged background” (John 2000). In other words, privileged students have more available resources to achieve higher scores on these tests. This is especially true for high stakes exams in which well-off students have access to tutors and the latest study guides and textbooks to help them prepare for the tests. Furthermore, social-economic status in general has a great effect on the test scores as “Research has repeatedly found that the amount of poverty in the communities where schools are located, along with other variables having nothing to do with what happens in classrooms, accounts for the great majority of the difference in test scores from one area to the next” (Kohn 2000).
Standardized Testing: Inaccurate or Adequate? Standardized testing is a popular tool used by a lot of schools and universities to measure the qualifications of a candidate attempting to enter a program, university, or even a high school. These tests are designed in such a way that they offer a consistent reference to school and university administrators in order to determine whether the applicant has the necessary skills to succeed in future academic endeavors. These tests usually have multiple choice questions and the applicant is awarded a grade based on a point system. Some argue that standardized testing is an inaccurate tool and cannot really measure the intelligence or knowledge of a student.
You know the topics, but your mind draws a blank. You perch there, perturbed about whether you will pass your grade. But why should these state created tests have such an influence on whether you pass your grade or not? How do these tests show a child’s full range of knowledge? Standardized tests should not be a requirement to pass certain grades as these tests display only a small range of knowledge, they don’t factor in reasons why a student might not perform well, and these tests provoke stress.
Although we have free public schools it doesn’t mean we have the brightest students in the world. This is because a free education is not parallel with a good education. In the American educational system today students are not good at learning topics. This is due to standardized testing and memorized based tests no one can really deeply understand topics. In an society where people focus on results society tends to loss track in the middle.