Standardized Testing And Student Analysis

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In Thailand, the students who want to enter the university in international-program need to take a standardized test. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions and that is scored in a “standard” or consistent manner, which makes it possible to compare the relative performance of individual students or groups of students. The examples are SAT, IELTS, ACT, TOEFL and BMAT. These examples are standardized tests that are used by worldwide student. But there are also the tests that provided by the particular university for the direct admission such as Chulalongkorn University has CU-TEP, CU-AAT, CU-ATS and CU-TAD or Thammasat University have TU-GET. The requirements of each university give…show more content…
The first one, based on Hurst (2010), He stated that the standardized tests are not parallel with typical classroom lesson. Due to the fact that questions have to be generalizable to the entire population, most items assess general knowledge and understanding. Also, it’s quite the thing that put teacher in the box. According to Reddy (2013), In United States, teachers need to prepare the class that focusing mainly about this kind of examination. The teachers have to teach based on what will be in the standardized test to prepare their student to get ready. This might loses students some interesting lessons that are more essential in their real life their teacher this also fosters a boring and lacks creativeness atmosphere. In contrary, here in Thailand where standardized test isn’t important that much, its purpose is just for student who wants to enter in university in international-program. For the one who are not interested it’s mean nothing at all to them. So, the classroom lesson will not parallel or contain the thing that are related to the standardized test. Therefore, the students who need to use it have to spend much money in attending the extra class outside the school, which are very expensive. Secondly, the cost of the standardized tests is very costly. For instance, SAT test cost around 3,500 Baht and the IELTS cost 6900 Baht also there is another types of IELTS test called UKVI, which…show more content…
If educators can study more effectively by themselves, then there is no need for extra class. Some educators study by the test-practicing given by the official website.In SAT official website, there are 8 sets of test for educators to practice consists of every sections from 1 to 4 including the timer similar to the real test also after finish all 4 sections the scores and the answers keys will be shown to the educators. According to Hughes, standardised tests give excellent objective indicators of educators performance. The standardised tests are designed to measure how well the educators learned the skills important to meet the international standards. In this regard, they are incredibly effective because the tests are written, administered, and scored in the same way regardless of educators or schools. Standardised tests ensure objectivity. Based on USA Today and Hughes, standardised tests ensure objectivity because professionals familiar with the skills necessary to meet the national standards write them. These officials are in no way associated with any schools or universities. Since educators will be answering the same sets of questions and the questions are given in standardised format and computation of results leaves no room for bias. Also standardised tests helps pinpoint areas for improvement.
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