c. Adrian can also test their sight word recognition to see how far along each of his students are with their sight words. This test will let him see how much progress each of his students have made, and which words they still need to work on. 3. How should Adrian determine which children should be placed together in guided reading groups? Is there more than one way to group the
Standardized test has been the topic of a debate for over a decade now with parents getting concerned about their children. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, or a selection of questions from common bank of questions, in the same way, and it is scored in a “standard” or consistent manner, which makes it possible to compare the relative performance of individual students or groups of students. It is also used to hold teachers accountable for the performance of the students. It is primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students. This is often used in achievement tests, aptitude tests, college-admissions tests, international comparison tests,
Some argue that standardized testing is an inaccurate tool and cannot really measure the intelligence or knowledge of a student. On the other hand, many also argue that these tests are considered an unbiased and objective method to measure a student’s academic ability; and one of the
Controversy on the Inkblot Test There is great disagreement on the Rorschach Test. Some believe it to be helpful in entering the minds of others’ while some think it is “scientifically useless”. In What is in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much by Erica Goode, information is provided to the reader about the Rorschach Test and what some people’s opinion on it.
Folk psychology is a commonsense theory of the mind that explains people’s behavior in terms of mental states, such as belief and desire. This theory also assumes that we have beliefs and desires which affect our behavior. Eliminative materialists reject these assumptions because they believe that beliefs and desires cannot affect our behavior. The first flaw I find in this theory is that materialists believe in their rejection of folk psychology, but they do not believe in beliefs as a whole. Beliefs are defined as an acceptance that a statement is true, or that something exists.
For example,“Standardized tests fairly and comprehensively measure student performance... Students who study for a standardized test are more likely to complete their homework and watch less television than their peers. Thus, standardized test-taking develops habits that help students…” (Walberg). Standardized tests show how hard a student is willing to work for a good grade.
The average American student takes about 112 standardized tests between pre-kindergarten and 12th grade (Strauss). A standardized test is any form of test that requires the student to answer the same selection of common questions in a consistent matter, which makes it possible to compare relative student performance. Standardized tests restrict creativity, waste time, and waste money. We should get rid of standardized tests in our school system. Standardized tests limit a student’s ability to express creativity.
I picked my MTTC test results for the Elementary Education test. These test results illustrate my ability to meet this standard because I am able to demonstrate my knowledge on these subjects. I was able to pass a test that covered Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Health Education and Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, and English Language Arts and World languages. This test covered multiple domains that I had to understand the central concepts in each domain in order to pass each section. I had to demonstrate my knowledge through a formal process of the method of a summative based assessment.
When discussing assessments most people envision a pen and paper evaluation that measures the acquired knowledge on any given subject. While this is partly true it’s important as educators that we understand that there are many different ways that a student’s knowledge can be assessed. One ideal way is to provide the students with an authentic assessment. Authentic assessments demonstrate what a student actually learns in class rather than their ability to do well on traditional tests. Which makes this type of assessment an excellent way of evaluating a student’s knowledge of a subject matter.
Online classes has more student interaction, can be taken anywhere, and is cheaper than traditional in a classroom course. High schools and colleges should provide some online classes. Online classes offer a variety of benefits to students, whether in college or high school. One of these benefits include more interaction between student and class sessions.
How Many Tests… It is imperative for an effective administrator to be able to look at, and interpret a piece of data given to them and to determine how it can be used to assess and evaluate school improvement. The data may not give the administrator precisely the information needed, but a capable leader should be able to determine what statistical tests they could run to gain the information prevalent to their building and its issues with the data provided. For reflection ten, we were shown data containing a student set, the instructional method used, a percentage of correct answers in language, a percentage of correct answers in math, and an average Case 21 score. We were instructed to generate ten questions, determine the test we would use, as well as the data we would need to run the determined tests.
While some argue that keeping up with technological advances can work out as an advantage to those administering and taking the baseline and post-concussion tests, others think that it can hinder the concussion testing. Disadvantages of computerized test administration include some variability in timing measurements, a restricted response format (ie, not amendable to open-ended responses), and the common misperception that because the instructions, stimuli, and scoring are processed through a computer, there is less of a need for interpersonal instruction or supervision (Cernich, Brennana, Barker, & Bleiberg, 2007; Vaughan, Gerst, Sady, Newman, & Gioia, 2014). When there is a group setting, it is more difficult to supervise and to instruct. This brings forth the issue of being able to make sure each individual understands and comprehends the instructions given for the test. There are also factors of behavior when groups of athletes get together for concussion testing.
No one likes standardized tests, no one. What if I told that they’re actually unnecessary? You might not believe me, but they don’t affect your grade, it takes too much time, and the President said they were useless. Did you know standardized tests don’t affect your overall grade? Well it’s true.