Standardized testing is an issue with students fearful to fail the tests, with all the pressure and tension on them to overcome this predicament, as well as teachers ' jobs being in jeopardy. Most students from lower income families are at a disadvantage with this setup and groundwork for standardized tests, such as the SAT. A wealthier, more affluent family can buy higher quality and superior preparation books. Students even turn to various methods such as cheating, in order to overcome the tests. Another bad example of the aftermath of standardized testing is cramming, which some might do as a result of the lack of concern with studies.
As said in the last paragraph, the students lose their will to learn. This is bad because according to Sanford Dornbush, director of the Stanford center for Youth development, “Students who receive money for grades will in the long run, have lower academic performance than the students who are motivated by their own desire to learn. This means that your kid will get lower grades in high school. This then leads to your child not making it to college and becoming a failure. All the money you gave to your child for good grades will backfire.
I think that on the standardized test I have taken I do well on the English portion I do not really do well on the math its really weird because I had better grades in math and not in English but my test show that I do better on English than in math. I think that I really do not like the test because we are already try really hard on trying to bring our grades up and pass and then all the suddenly they say that if you do not pas the test that you will not pass t the next grade level and I think that it is really bad because I think that sometimes people really try really hard and just because of that one test that you might not pass you will not go to the next grade level. I think that he purpose that they say the test is for is to sse what you have learned the hole year and to see were you are at. I think that there is a problem because why are they going to test us on something that we learned at the beggining of the year and we are on the end of the year I think that it is really weird but I mean I can not say anything because it is not my problem. I think that what happens with my resultsa is that they send them to the govermnent.
There are also much better ways to test a student’s capability to learn; a 2006 Center on Education Policy conducted a study and found that a curriculum that follows state standards and uses the test data as feedback led to higher scores than those that prioritized test-taking skills. When teachers are more focused on teaching material rather than test strategies, their students benefit from it (“Do Standardized Tests Show an Accurate View of Students’ Abilities?”). Several alternative methods to state assessments for measuring a student’s academic success include comparing high school graduation rates and the number of dropouts, offering advanced placement courses, and looking at the percentage of the former students that are admitted to colleges. State assessments are more harmful than helpful to students; they are a large cause of test anxiety and a majority of teachers can never fully prepare their students. Although state assessments are an easy way to be able to see the growth of students, that does not mean that they are the best
This is not an accurate measure of student achievement. As a student who doesn 't test well, standardized testing is always a challenge. After research, it has been proven that standardized testing does not measure the ability to comprehend
To ensure that teachers do this, teachers get either punished for poor scores or bonuses for good scores (Morgan 70). This can be extremely unfair to teachers because of the diversity of students. Students who are non-English speakers and those who have special needs will often produce lower scores, and this factor is largely out of a teacher 's
Another study of adolescents in the San Francisco Bay Area also showed that authoritarian parenting style was linked with lower school grades (Dornbusch et al 1987). That means authoritarian style is not an effective way to help children seek for accomplishment. Indeed, other parenting styles are the better way to perform more outstandingly. Kingsley Nyarko (2011) suggested that there is a positive relationship between authoritativeness of parents and academic performance of their adolescent. These parents might have high expectation on children, but they will give appropriate support to them and praise them in response to good result.
Proponents see standardized testing as a way of making testing more efficient and effective by minimizing cost and increasing people’s accountability for their performance in the system. Opponents on the other hand argue that the systems has limitations based on its very nature on what can be tested and as a result of these standards needing to be met sacrifice some very important aspects of students education experience as well as force onto students and teachers a one size fits all model that has failed to deliver on its promises. After having reviewed all the evidence in detail it becomes clear to me that standardized testing is not an effective system for educating students and does more bad than good
In the event that ethical esteems were educated in schools, we would have less of these issues. 4. To Counter Bad Influences in Society: Sadly, a considerable lot of the good examples of youngsters are setting awful cases. These awful cases run from sexual wantonness, corrupting of ladies, backing of viciousness, and the supporting of deceptive nature keeping in mind the end goal to succeed. 5.
Ideally, students should develop a growth mindset, which means to fixate on effort and critical thinking instead of gifted intelligence. Contrarily, a fixation on innate intelligence is a fixed mindset, stemming from the belief that intelligence is congenital, and therefore cannot be changed. Students with a fixed mindset are less likely to succeed than students with a growth mindset because they are setback by their mistakes and are unwilling to try to improve. Consequently, students with fixed mindsets fall behind in school the moment they are faced with difficulty because they are not equipped with the proper cognitive skills to take on challenges. Psychologists from Columbia University assessed students transitioning from elementary to junior high and asked them to agree or disagree with statements pertaining to their beliefs about learning.