The average American student takes about 112 standardized tests between pre-kindergarten and 12th grade (Strauss). A standardized test is any form of test that requires the student to answer the same selection of common questions in a consistent matter, which makes it possible to compare relative student performance. Standardized tests restrict creativity, waste time, and waste money. We should get rid of standardized tests in our school system. Standardized tests limit a student’s ability to express creativity.
Tests already stress students out and now a bigger one comes with more stress. Students also have barely enough time to finish the tests, well most students anyway. To begin with standardized tests manifest stress on the student’s mind. Stress in a student testing can often result in unclear knowings of the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Many students get confused on simple questions and that can result in unclear answers.
Standardized tests can be very helpful when it comes to positive student achievement, equal content and comparison, and helps prepare you for college. Research suggests that standardized tests can have positive effects on student achievement. 93% of studies on student testing found a positive outcome on student achievement, according to an analysis completed in 2011 by Richard P. Phelps. Therefore, standardized tests can have an advantage to students as well as teachers. Standardized tests do make students work harder, because they know that if they don’t pass the exam, they won’t pass the class.
World domination. It may simply begin through the depths of an evil scientist, but in reality, standardized tests are the culprit. Standardized Testing: two words that as soon as teachers, their students, and administrators hear this, they fret. The day where all outstanding abilities acquired throughout the year is assessed at once. All this joyful news of how standardized testing supposedly creates miracles of our knowledge, increasing student achievement, may be proven wrong or right, but that is not our deepest concerns.
Although standardized testing has its cons, it also has pros. For example, Two important things Standardized testing provides is the ability to see students weak areas and progress. Although having the ability to see students weak areas may sound like a good thing, it really isn’t. The ability to see weak areas is moreso a benefit to educators when teaching students so they know what to help students with and fix so students can improve in these areas. But, teachers don’t really help students one on one rather as one big group of up to 30+ students at times.
Introduction: Standardized testing is often seen as a necessity when attempting to compare how much a student has grown education-wise throughout the year. Because of the pressure placed on students to do well on these tests, students often result in being immensely stressed and worried. This stress is felt by students around the world, but some countries apply extremely high amounts of pressure. In many Asian countries, students’ futures rely fully on the results of these tests which lead to instances of students taking alternate methods to cope with the pressure they face. This leads to the concern of how students in different countries manage to handle the onslaught of pressure which is brought on by their education.
Standardized Testing takes away from class time. Teachers are focusing on teaching education that will only be used on the test. According to ProCon.org, “A typical student takes 112 mandates standardized tests between pre-kindergarten classes and 12th grade. By contrast, most countries that outperform the United States on international exams test students 3 times during their school careers.” If you want students to do good on tests they will need more time to learn the material. When teachers make students learn just information on the test there is really no point in learning it, if you are never going to use it in a real life setting.
Standardized tests have been an integral component of the American educational system since the mid-1800s. The use of standardized tests went through the roof with the creation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, which made it mandatory for all 50 states to hold annual standardized tests. Standardized tests are defined by W. James Popham, former president of the American Educational Research Association, as “any test that’s administered, scored, and interpreted in a standard, predetermined manner. These tests often consist of multiple choice questions which are able to be quickly scored by an automated test scoring machine. I do not believe that standardized tests are improving education in America because they are detrimental
Standardized testing is used in most schools and institutes. In standardized testing, all test takers are required to answer the same set of questions. Many people consider standardized testing as an objective way of grading a student. Even though most schools make students take standardized tests, it does not measure the knowledge of a student.Standardized tests are an unfair measure of students intelligence and academic performance; therefore, the tests should be changed drastically or abandoned. As someone who is going to college to become a teacher and will be involved in education in a few years, I will have to prepare my students for standardized testing.
Bless the Test: Supporting Standardized Testing I. Introduction Preparing young Americans for success starts in a classroom. According to the website Edglossary, “ a standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions or a selection of questions from a common bank of questions, in the same way” (“Standardized Testing”). This means that all students taking the standardized test have equal opportunity of achievement and promotion. The U.S. Department of Education mission is to “promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering education excellence and ensuring equal access” (“Progress in Our Schools”).