Standardized Testing: The Pros And Cons Of Opt Out

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Opt Out is a movement that is addressing the option of not having a child participate in standardized testing. This is part of the No Child Left Behind program and addresses the way standardized testing distorts and corrupts K-12 classrooms perception. A growing numbers of parents, teachers and students are questioning the value of federal, state and district testing. Opt Out is stating that standardized testing results have shown that it is not having a positive effect on preparing students for college. This subject is important not only because our group is comprised of a soon to be mother and a mother of a teenager but the overall effect on the educational system. The media plays a significant role on any type of research a parent would…show more content…
Several additional factors impact the results, such as the specific search engine, we utilized Google,Internet Explorer, Bing, and Yahoo. Other sites that can have varied responses depend whether they are from libraries, public or higher learning institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations with interests. The media can also have a specific outcome when delivering the results of your research topic depending on your search terms, for this topic we utilized: Opt Out Movement, Opt Out Movement Benefits, Opt Out Movement Drawbacks, Why Opt Out, Opt Out Pros & Cons. The following data collected were the top search results generated under those search…show more content…
There are things to consider when selecting your research method and the collection of the data. The library that was used to collect data on Opt Out was the McHenry Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This library is located at a research university which allows an individual to search a wide selection of media. There are other libraries that differ such city or county public library that are under a government entity with a restrained budget. For this subject we utilized the McHenry Library in particular the LexisNexis Academic research link. Once on the LexisNexis site, there are numerous buttons that give a researcher different options to begin with such as Hot Topic Links - Today’s Front Page News or you can simply type in the word search box. Again, this word search selection will have an impact on the material that will result in but in doing so the results list was varied with no one entity outshining another. This particular results list appeared impartial in contrast to that of the Google or Internet Explorer search engines. There were numerous articles that covered a wide spectrum of authors and regions. It was of interest to note a particular article, “Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing” by Plus Media Solutions - US Official News. This article gave an accounting of the effects for both sides the supporters of Opt Out and the impact on the
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