There are some issues with NCLB that will need to be addressed by Congress when thinking about revisions. The entire system of NCLB is based on a test. This angers teachers in many ways. Because the whole system centers on a standardized test, teachers are no longer teaching students new and exciting curriculum to help them grow. There is no more individualized instruction; everything is scripted curriculum to prepare kids for the test.
Standardized testing has become a very controversial topic amongst the nation. There are two sides, one that agrees that these tests are doing well for students and school officials, and another that argues that these tests are hurting the students taking them and should be put to a stop. Norman R. Augustine wrote an article for the need of standardized testing, and Jessie B. Ramey States the ways that the tests are impairing the learning capability of the students. Norman uses three arguments that people opposing the standardized test would most often use. The first is that these test encourages the teachers just to “teach the test”, but he ensures that, this is exactly what the teachers should be doing.
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.
Schools will usually set up special days maybe even weeks to take these tests. The tests are meant to measure the intelligence of students, to show how well the teachers are doing, and to see if the school’s program is working. Standardized tests should be eliminated because students are stressed, it is not a true measure of a student’s intelligence, and students aren’t learning
Do you struggle with taking tests? Do you wish that you never had a take a test again, well so do I? Standardized testing is a topic that many people would argue. Some people believe that all kids should be required to take these tests and that standardized testing is a good thing, but others argue that it puts too much pressure on kids. I believe that it puts too much stress on kids and it doesn’t show their full potential.
What this essay is saying about students and education is there is no student who doesn’t want to learn or what’s to get an education. Everybody is capable of learning, but the problem is sometimes the education are given by people who don’t care if you are learning or not. In this essay, we learned that the author was put in classes where the teachers didn’t care too much about their students and because of this he become a mediocre student. Not because he didn’t like school or he was lazy, but because there was no inspiration in learning. Luckily, Mike Rose the author of I Just Wanna Be Average found someone that wants him to start learning someone that make him change his mind.
Final exams shouldn’t have to be taken unless the student fails a standardized test or isn’t in good academic standing with that specific class. 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
State standardized tests are exams students take to assess their schools, teachers, and what they learned in their year. Many parents and teachers deem these tests useless and see it as an unnecessary stress added to their child’s life. Students should not be taking this exam because it causes a major curriculum gaps between students, causes stress and loss of interest in school, and after almost a full year of learning, this test is supposed to determine a student 's knowledge of the year’s curriculum. Although some say this test prepares students for college, the stress and loss of interest in school caused by this test and test prep can affect student’s mental health and grades. State tests cause stress and anxiety in students, especially lower performing students because of the pressure of making sure all students, regardless of ability, reaches the same level.
Standardized tests limit a student’s ability to express creativity. Since almost every standardized tests is multiple choice, students aren’t allowed to think outside the box. Some students need to explain their answers in a creative way, but they can’t because of our testing system. They are forced
parents and kids are pushing for grades not to matter as much on standardized testing and “measuring” the capability of kids through a test, and answer sheets. Teachers should instead focus on helping the kids understand what they are being taught because the majority of kids won’t admit to not understanding the material that they are being taught because they don’t want to be different from the rest of the class and their friends. If teachers could focus on teaching to THE KIDS instead of teaching to test standards it would create a less stressful school environment and students wouldn’t stress and worry about their grades as much. If standardized testing continues to dictate if a student moves on to the next grade then what are quarterly grades for? If grades weren’t held in such high regard by the majority of the education then they certainly would not be as big of a weight on students shoulders as grades just numbers and doesn't reflect what someone actually knows just because a students number grades are low does not mean they are a dumb kid; they could be extremely talented in one or more other aspects of life and they could just be having trouble with this one subject and students should not have to feel like their future is riding on that one