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.
Lastly, the author states, “Many were left ignorant of how to apply arithmetic in day-to-day life”( Rapple, B., 2017, 195). Teachers and school focused so much on learning what the students needed for the standardized test that they forgot to teach the students about everyday life. Therefore, schools are criticised because of standardized testing, a competition for all
To prevent this failure from becoming a reality, teachers will try and “teach to the test”. This method will prevent students from gaining the knowledge they seek and will not work to their advantage later on in the future. Most high school classes are teaching students how to take tests rather than teaching them how to skilfully answer them and master them. This causes students to enter college and university unprepared as they develop little skill-making abilities. High-stake standardized testing, such as the SAT, is burdensome for students.
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
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.
According to Charles Tita, “Our students must be led to the understanding that thinking passionately and critically about ideas is the pathway to intellectual growth” (Tita, 2010) Why should we go to something we clearly don't care about? Or Why should we go to an event that is opposite of our own views? The reason why we should go to events is because its in our interest. Some teachers disagree, that we go to these events to grow an interest of the issues and show school spirit. However, this approach clearly has backfired and some students clearly grow an uncaring fashion to the issue.
Everything around suddenly disappears and you are overcome with stress. You come out of the test feeling dejected and depressed, and wanting to retake the test. That is what the SATs can do to you. The SATs are not accurate because it causes so much stress for the students. Also, having a test-required policy limits the amount of students in the applicant pools of colleges and universities.
For this essay I would like to talk about the time I felt like a total failure and overcame it. It was first semester, 4th periods Honors English 3. I had heard a lot about Mr.Smith before even beginning the class. How much of a pain he could be, how rude he was and how he would always be sarcastic with his students. After hearing this I was terrified and didn`t know what I was getting myself into coming into it.
Day by day, people would admit to cheating. Each time people started easing up more and more. The school really became to become itself again, I didn’t have any friends before but now, I definitely don’t have any friends. Johnny came up to me before history and told me he was going to go tell the principal that he was also one of the people that cheated. I went into complete shock.
School uniforms, school uniforms have been debated among the states with tons of studies that say they help with school issues and other studies that contradict school uniforms have no significant change. In order to save money schools shouldn’t be adding more costs to school, school should be cheaper, its fundamental to all kids to learn and not for the parents to be spending more money on school uniforms especially with families on a tight budget. The issue of school uniforms has been around 1969 ever since the US Supreme Court issued a law that kids could protest if it wasn’t disruptive. Bill Clinton also supported this because he didn’t want to see kids fight over expensive clothing. Over time, it has evolved into a debate whether they