The Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

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Are standardized test truly a fair assessment of student’s abilities or not? What are standardized tests? Standardized tests are a test given to assess a student or a group of students using a test with the same questions and answers to determine students educational stand points. Standardized test are not a fair assessment for measuring student ability because they will not help students in the future, they can cause students to lose opportunities, and studies say standardized tests do not show true improvement. First of all Standardized test will not help students in the future. For example schools are spending less time on other classes and focusing on only math, reading, and writing.( "Do Standardized Tests Show an Accurate View of Students’ Abilities?" Concordia Portland Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2017.) Only focusing on math, reading, and writing will not help students in their future lives, yes they are helpful things to have a knowledge of, but they are not the only things students need to have knowledge of in order to succeed. Also Teaching students to be good test takers does not help them to be prepared for adult life. ("Standardized Tests -" ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2017.) Teaching students how to take test does not teach them the things they need, to be prepared for everyday adult life. Which is not helping prepare them for their future adult lives. Also Test scores are used to reward or punish schools and
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