Summary Of Standardized Testing

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Overview: The group did an excellent job of presenting their research to the class and incorporating all of the canons. Their presentation was very thorough and I greatly enjoyed the “weebly page” that was displayed in the background while they spoke. Every group member had a part to speak and most members were well rehearsed and knew their information. The group spoke on multiple issues that African Americans face while enrolled in school. These topics ranged from: the school to prison pipeline, with a very large amount of young black men being in jail instead of school, and the lack of pre-school educated black children due to the lack of funding. The group made sure to highlight how these issues directly impact the community around us.…show more content…
They presented data that showed the disparity in suspensions throughout the South and how economically disadvantaged students are less likely to perform well on standardized testing compared to their more financially stable counterparts. Although, the group did not give any arguments on why standardized testing is deemed as a good thing, they were able to speak on both sides of the Atlanta testing scandal. I however was able to find some information as to why many believe standardized testing to be a good thing, the most important of these findings seemed to be that standardized testing provide a lot of useful information that costs very little. Of course money is the backing behind why many politicians support the testing. Furthermore many people agree with standardized testing because it is a way to hold schools accountable for their academic performance. It would have been nice to hear why standardized testing was created in the first place and a brief blurb as to why it is still deemed important today. One of the group members said that he would have wished they had more time to go over the affects of education in the black community for all of those that then attend college. I too would have liked to know how those issues that begin in preschool now begin to factor in to some of the things that many black college students deal with today. Not just for…show more content…
I also feel as though the group should have acknowledged the importance of parent’s involvement with their children’s education. Although I do agree with their statement on how many students come from homes where they are the sole provider for both their and their siblings well being which often reduces their ability to give their all when it comes to school work. Furthermore, the group did address most of the canons, but I would suggest that they went more in depth into how they were all
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