This is an obvious flaw because any statistics taken from the results of these tests can be unreliable and not representative of the students’ actual academic abilities. It was found that, in some states, No Child Left Behind testing led to a higher number of students with disabilities dropping out of school due to the inability to perform at what the school considered “normal” academically. Another flaw in the program would be “teaching to the test”. Since AYP is solely based on the results of standardized testing, it encourages teachers to only teach a handful of basic skills rather than creating a detailed and in-depth understanding of the curriculum. For example, if basic math questions are asked on a standardized test, the student will only be taught basic math skills.
The time that students spend outside of class studying for standardized tests could be used for something more productive. The school also has to create a modified schedule so students can take the standardized test- it will most likely result in shorter class periods, cutting away from valuable learning time. These tests waste incalculable hours during the school day and outside of
According to the website it says,” English language learners take test in English before they have mastered. Plus special needs students take the same test as other students.” First off how do you expect someone that does not speak English to just magically ace a test that is written in English. Secondly special needs children have SPECIAL NEEDS!!! They cannot take a test that other kids take because they struggle in learning, they may not get the information as well as other kids.
“The law's annual testing requirements in math and reading have led many schools to pump up the amount of time they spend teaching these two staples — often at the expense of other subjects, such as history, art or science.” (Blass, 2007) Another problem is that the assessment doesn’t take individual learning into account. There is no correction for a learning disability in a student, or for students in Special Ed. Rob Andrews put it best by saying, “A school's AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) should not be based on standardized tests that fail to account for a child's cognitive capacity… in many cases [the standardized test] is beyond the abilities of special education students.”
In this case, parody is being used to imitate testing. “Please put down your pencils and stare at the front of the room,” (The Simpsons) said the teacher in the episode when the kids were waiting for the security guards to come and collect the tests. This quote is spot on and important because teachers now a day are forced to teach by the institutions way of rules and whatnot. The subject is not only satirizing the teachers, but also the way teachers think about these tests. These tests used to not determine someone's future, but for every year that goes by, these standardized tests keep getting more difficult for the average student to take.
Standardized tests only measure a small portion of what makes education meaningful and what you have learned all year. It doesn’t measure creativity, critical thinking, motivation, determination, persistence, curiosity, reliability, self awareness, self discipline, leadership, courage, or honesty. It only shows what you
For instance, “In short, standardized testing and teaching are all too often in conflict” ( Rapple, B., 2017, 197). This text shows that schools are fighting with each other to show who is best. Additionally, the example “Weaker pupils, those perceived as unlikely to pass, were also often neglected by teachers”( Rapple, B., 2017, 195). The weaker pupils were neglected because the teachers want to train the best students for the test, so their school gets a higher score vs the rest of the country.
Other reasons that students shouldn’t have to test are that people don’t test well, the class is over and students will not get an opportunity to correct their mistakes, and in the real-world tests aren’t administered, projects are given. Some teachers and parents insist that their children or students need to take as many tests
He argues that "…too much emphasis is placed on standardized tests, and not much is being done to develop teachers in providing a balanced teaching and learning experience for learners" (139). Cordeur backs up his statement by saying that teachers are being taught to teach the test, which leads to inflated test scores (139). However, while test scores have risen, he believes that educational standards have decreased (139). The article then takes a closer look at standardized testing specifically in America, and Cordeur explains that many teachers have abandoned teaching material outside of the test material due to pressure from the District of Education and other outside sources to increase their scores (142). What standardized test scores are not measuring, and therefore what the teachers are not teaching, are the educational standards mentioned.
I think that on the standardized test I have taken I do well on the English portion I do not really do well on the math its really weird because I had better grades in math and not in English but my test show that I do better on English than in math. I think that I really do not like the test because we are already try really hard on trying to bring our grades up and pass and then all the suddenly they say that if you do not pas the test that you will not pass t the next grade level and I think that it is really bad because I think that sometimes people really try really hard and just because of that one test that you might not pass you will not go to the next grade level. I think that he purpose that they say the test is for is to sse what you have learned the hole year and to see were you are at. I think that there is a problem because why are they going to test us on something that we learned at the beggining of the year and we are on the end of the year I think that it is really weird
I do not think that standardized testing in schools is fair, because every person has different strengths. Putting the same test in front of hundreds of people is not right, some people will do amazingly and some people will fail. It’s not a test on only what you know it’s also a test on how well you can take a test. Some people are great in every other aspect of school but when it comes to tests they fail them. It goes the both ways someone could do horribly in school but be a great tester.
Many colleges around the United States use standardized tests to determine admission. The use of standardized tests is very unfair to many students. Standardized tests are the best option for determining admission to get accepted into college. There is another option available such as high school grade point averages. Colleges should not use standardized test scores as the exclusive determining factor for admission.
Over two hundred parents claim to not let a student go through standardized testing. The earliest records of standardized testing come from China, for the subjects of philosophy and poetry. America “copied” the European education system. In the early 20th century, immigrants took “standardized tests”. To determine possible career and where each person stood socially.