Student assessment data is used to develop the campus improvement plan; comprehensive needs assessment, and the Title 1 budget, according to Dr. Ford. The budget is developed with the philosophy that the end of the fiscal year must use all campus funds. Dr. Ford stated, the campus budget is for instructional programs of the entire campus not just the content areas tested. Supplementary funds are used to purchases tested areas resources. For example, Summit offers after school tutorials for state tested areas.
Opting out of Standardized Tests is not the answer In the present era, we people talk a lot about education structure and standards in a region and its effects on various classes of people in that region. It is so because education is the primary thing to decide many facets of life and society. In regard to that, the article here says that whether or not the students from 3 to 8 grades given a choice to opt out of standardized tests in New-york.According to me, it should not be given for a variety of reasons. Firstly,the city of New-york alone stands odd among the other states of nation.The nation’s academic standards get disturbed once the state of New-york gives the choice for students to opt-out of standardized tests on reading and math.It
“It is the responsibility of the professor to conduct the class in such a way that maximal learning occurs, not maximal speech.That’s why no teacher would permit students to launch into anti-Semitic diatribes in a class about the Holocaust” (paragraph 5)I believe this is an Either/or fallacy. He tries to force a conclusion by pressing just two choices one which is clearly more desirable than the other. Another fallacy is “Teachers are dictators who carefully control what students say to one another.” Would this be an example of the Strawman fallacy, because of the lack of the support? It 's an argument that can be easily be refuted.I think what the author tries to do with this essay was to send information and possibly change people 's ideas of the speech codes. I would say his essay is weak simply because he would have statements that did not have support like in paragraph 8, Posner was talking how the universities adopted speech and sex codes “because that’s what most students want” he would just leave the statement hanging, without making it clear.
With mass learning regulations the government mandated programs make the students feel like they must obey orders to succeed in college or a working environment. “The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on-- because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.” School can feel as though the student is becoming submissive to a plan they had never signed up for; working towards a goal that the student had never planned on achieving can make them lose interest and become increasingly unmotivated. Schooling should be based around programs that encourage enjoyment and stimulation to the brain (Chomsky
According to Beekman (2012), hearing results from previous studies shown a rarity when special education due process cases are accepted, and resolved disputes between parties are met. Even after due process cases at times, the conflict will resume between parents and school districts. The 14th amendment protects the educational rights of children with disabilities in the equal protection clauses. State laws cannot override this constitution protection (Martin, Reed, & Terman, 1996). The advantages of removing due process hearing, may not stand constitutionally wise, however, the proceeding steps before due process could be solidified.
However, the burden of requiring us to make a decision is still unreasonable. It seems as though in addition to the school system, now even parents believe that going straight to college with a career plan is the only option for their kids! Bottom line, there are other ways to have a good life. Making students feel as though these decisions are important is necessary, but we shouldn 't have ridiculous amounts of pressure piled on us to make major life decisions so quickly. I want my years of high school to be filled with exploration and open
The data I am anticipating will deal heavily with how much money a school may receive from various government bodies, as well as how certain funds are tied directly into policy and certain decisions. The documentation I am anticipating are minutes and policies passed by numerous government bodies, as well as studies conducted by researchers, sociologists and political
There is a dire need to reform public schools, test scores are often mediocre, achievement gap is atrocious, and this is only exacerbated by race. There are a couple of potential solutions already in place, these two being the No Child Left Behind Act and the topic of this memo, charter schools. Charter schools are still public schools, but they do depart from traditional public schools in many regards for example, they differ in that they are often more specified in curriculum or final goal than a traditional school. Beyond the basic understanding of what a charter school is, the more important issue to face is how this not only how this is will theoretically help but also how it has practically worked over time. All though little evidence
Payment is through the school and they must pay directly to the student or the student can request them to send the payments directly to their bank account or use the money to pay for their education-related charges. Although, the amount of hours they work cannot exceed the total Federal Work-Study award. Where students do their work-study can take them to places where they can gain more information about what they want to do and where they want to do it (FAFSA: Applying for
The two articles presented have impacted my post high school education experience and my college experience in very obvious ways. When I was in high school, the main goal for the teachers and educational government was not that students learned the subject, but that he/she passed the test. Moreover it was all about passing the test and not learning. This experience can relate with Ravitch’s article because what she was trying to explain is that the government started to care more about the test score than the knowledge gained by the students. Greene’s article is moreover talking about how social factors can poorly impact student’s performance in school.
Ron Paul, an author and a former American presidential candidate once said that in school, “they don’t educate our kids, they indoctrinate our kids” (Paul). Paul’s comment reflects a popular belief existing in society that students are only being indoctrinated in today’s school systems. However, I completely disagree with such notion. My educational journey has been the most valuable experience of my life that not only elevated my knowledgeability on a multitude of subjects but also fundamentally revolutionized the way in which I think and communicate. Such is most evident in my writing voice that, because of education, became more sophisticated, individualistic, and dynamic.
The education system in the United States of America is frequently questioned, as well as the systems that have been put in place to try and repair it. The schools in the U.S. have learned to depend on standardized testing too much to the point that it is harmful to the students. Today teachers encourage students to be themselves and become their best self and make them conform to national standards all in one breath. Some of the main problems with standardized testing are: the reforms don’t work for the people that need it most, and the nation relies too much on test scores. The areas that need the most reform are the areas that are flooded with poverty; however, the attempted reforms for these areas have repeatedly failed.
The first argument they give is AP classes give a weighted credit to a student, even if the student did not take the AP exam (Honawar 2). Students who do not take the AP exam do not deserve the weighted credit since they did not see the course to the very end. The next argument that was said is “High school teachers lack the expertise of teaching college-level classes.” (Mattimore A33). Teachers that have never taught at a college are not capable of teaching a college level course. (Mattimore A33).
The purpose of this test was to assist in the evaluation of an individual students’ ability to excel in college, which of course, hasn’t been doing a great job. And to make matters worse, the same students that are earning A’s of B’s in their AP, honors, or duel enrolled classes, are having their fate determined because their test scores aren’t deemed worthy for recognition. Thousands of colleges and universities are missing out on the opportunity of having excellent and well-determined students at their school, because there too gung ho about the “cut-off” (or minimum) score. Colleges that are too focused on the cut-off score are subliminally reminding students that good grades do not matter; volunteer hours aren’t really a big deal; receiving awards isn’t anything special; unless they have the high SAT or ACT score to validate it. This can make a student feel like everything they worked so hard to accomplish was a complete waste of time.
Like Barry Bonds on steroids, the overemphasis on standardized learning and assessments has distorted the true meaning of learning. Even if limited data was made available to “demonstrate” the efficacy of high stakes testing on improving math and reading scores, the negative implications behind testing are never taken into consideration. The very real practical result of years of NCLB-type reforms is that the intellectual life has been squeezed out of classrooms. The phrase “high standards” (or rigorous) by definition refers to standards that everyone won’t be able to meet. If everyone could meet them, this would be evidence that the standards were too low.