There is no more individualized instruction; everything is scripted curriculum to prepare kids for the test. “The law's annual testing requirements in math and reading have led many schools to pump up the amount of time they spend teaching these two staples — often at the expense of other subjects, such as history, art or science.” (Blass, 2007) Another problem is that the assessment doesn’t take individual learning into account. There is no correction for a learning disability in a student, or for students in Special Ed. Rob Andrews put it best by saying, “A school's AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) should not be based on standardized tests that fail to account for a child's cognitive capacity… in many cases [the standardized test] is beyond the abilities of special education students.” (Andrews,
They also make sure no student is working ahead of the class. So that everyone is on the same page. That way the class can work together and help each other out if needed. The high school instructors have a lot more rules for their classrooms unlike college instructors. They have more say so in what the students can and cannot do while in their class.
However, in talking circle I realized there was literally no scope of avoiding class participation as every student would eventually share their thoughts in sequence that would promote equitable discussion and participation. Especially, using talking circle to introduce new math topics would be an effective way to enhance students’ number fluency and get them comfortable with explaining their thought process by using students' prior knowledge. Talking circles could also be helpful to review materials before an assessment by discussing questions and answers with students as a group. By exploring different perspective of talking circle the teachers can best implement the discussion format in their classroom to help minimize stratified talk and support mathematics learning for all
It’s vital to a child’s learning experience that we as teachers watch what is going on at these stations. Our text clearly states, “Many students rush through the work at a center without really paying much attention. Teachers need to be alert to these problems and check the work of these students very carefully before allowing them to move on to a new learning center” or another assignment (Arends, 2009, p. 427). Late finishers are a little easier to address. Arends suggests that teacher’s should let these students have extra time on assignments either after school with teacher supervision, or at home for homework.
Why the Arts Should Stay In Schools In a perfect world, there would not be a debate over whether or not the Arts should be in schools. The Arts would still be in schools nationwide and their budgets would not keep getting cut. Sadly, we do not live in that perfect world and we are faced with the sad truth; many kids are not getting an education in the arts and are not living up to their full potential because so many arts programs have been cut nationwide. Kids are forced to focus on core classes and to constantly test. The Arts need to be in schools though, because it engages kids in a way that Math, Science, Social Studies and English cannot.
Connection: I also chose from the book Flip Your Classroom (2012), because Sams and Bergmann explain more about different testing ideas for students that need extra time, read outloud, etc. They believe that everyone should be able to earn the same grade points, all students in classes do the same amount
Education should not just be about our academics or else we will never get anywhere. It should also be about how to prepare yourself for real-world problems. In school, the teachers are focused more on our academics than our life problems. Although the school does teach us some of the basic life skills that we need, they do not teach us the most important ones that revolve around our lives every single day. “Though high school and college are excellent in
The one goal that I set for myself professionally is to be able to apply the theories in my own classroom that I learned throughout my education courses. I think there are a few that are more important than others. Developing your cognitive skills at such a young will be the foundation on which these students will grow upon each year. I believe now that teachers are so stressed and overwhelmed with the common core testing that is given each year that they are not able to take enough time to evaluate their students on a personal level anymore. I remember when in my early school years I had such a great relationship with my teachers.
Evaluating individual sudents through standardized tests is a poor way to evaluate a students knowledge and should be replaced with performance based assessments. Standardized tests are used in most schools and institutes. These are tests that are designed and graded in a consistent and standard method. In standardized tests, all participants are required to answer the same set of questions. The exams are usually multiple-choice or true or false questions, the participants are given a certain amount of time to complete the test in.
Robinson claimed that our school system is basically based on factory lines, and it made me felt strongly agree with him because it was well known that students had to follow all the commands that their teacher asked them to do in schools. (MP#1) Based on Robinson’s statement, own creative thoughts is more important than own good grade to every student. (ELAC) At first, all of children have their own opinions and understandings in some aspects, and they like to use their own ways to solve problems that they suffer until they attend school. In most schools, students can only follow the way that their teachers teach them in class to solve the questions. (ELAC)Especially in Asia, teachers always leave a strict and inviolability impression to students, and students can not against the rules that their teachers create to them.
Does Standardized Test Define You As A Person? School isn’t about learning anymore it’s about teaching us to pass a test! To expect the average student to manage their already challenging schedule while simultaneously studying for the ACT or SAT is unrealistic and unfair. American students are spending most of their school hours preparing for standardized tests rather than learning quality stuff. Some American schools test over every subject putting even more pressure students.
In standardized testing, all test takers are required to answer the same set of multiple-choice, true or false questions, short answer, and essay questions. Standardized testing is usually used to compare the performance of individuals in a relative manner. Many people consider standardized testing as an objective way of grading a student, however, it is evident
Early the next day, Mrs. Peterson met with Rolland’s other teachers and they also agreed that Rolland did not belong at that school. Thus, hey devised a study plan for him to follow and implemented it immediately. While his classmates received third grade material, he received the special subjects necessary to prepare him for the upcoming assessment test. Rolland kept his promise, studied hard, and read all the books his teachers gave him. He completed all the assignments and turned in all his homework.
The next thing in the video, they interview a young student and ask him why he enjoys the directional education methods that they use in the classroom. He says he enjoys it because he gets to read a lot. Another child is interviewed about the directional method and she spoke about how today when she read, she read aloud with no errors as opposed to the day prior when she had three errors. In this video, a woman explains that this method does not target competition between peers, but it make the students more aware of themselves and the progress they are making. The teachers in this video seem to have patterns with how they instruct the classroom.
Parents are stressed because they want the best for their children. Like parents, teacher are stress for the same reason but they have another factor affecting them. How their students perform on this test affects their paycheck. Though parents and teachers have a lot to worry about, there is no one else more pressured than the students taking the tests. Standardized tests scores are used to compare students and these students are aware of the importance of the reading and math standardized tests so they worry greatly about their performance on the test.