I believe that it puts too much stress on kids and it doesn’t show their full potential. Kids could be amazing writers, be very creative, have outstanding leadership, but these tests don’t show any of these talents. Standardized testing should not be required in school. Standardized testing is a test or tests that require all students to answer the same questions in a certain amount of time all the same way. The questions do not have to be high stakes tests, time limited, or multiple choice.
Some students are able to get A’s without putting much effort into it. The next student might have to work very hard to get a B. The ACT would not be completely fair to the kids that have to study. Each test in the ACT consist of information that isn 't revealed until you are taking the test. This makes it impossible for kids that need to study to get good grades, to study for this test because they have no clue what to even look at.
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
Since AYP is solely based on the results of standardized testing, it encourages teachers to only teach a handful of basic skills rather than creating a detailed and in-depth understanding of the curriculum. For example, if basic math questions are asked on a standardized test, the student will only be taught basic math skills. There is a high chance that those students would not be able to complete a word problem involving math because they were not taught how to recall mathematic strategies and how to implement them to solve a problem. One last issue that resulted from this program was the fact that, as they were the core for No Child
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.
That aside not every student will take a pledge and feel obligated to stop cheating or to be completely honesty. This could be the flaw in the honor code, stating that the students take a pledge to not use plagiarism or cheat which means that not every student will have the integrity to not cheat when he/she didn’t study for a test and has the integrity to be honest to the educator that they have
Schools will usually set up special days maybe even weeks to take these tests. The tests are meant to measure the intelligence of students, to show how well the teachers are doing, and to see if the school’s program is working. Standardized tests should be eliminated because students are stressed, it is not a true measure of a student’s intelligence, and students aren’t learning
The only way to know if they are using drugs is if they take a urine test. We can not invade their privacy to take a sample for the teachers or parents testing them. It just seems wrong to do. We also shouldn't test kids for drugs because the test probably won't be 100% accurate and could be misleading. Also the individual who has to be tested has their rights not to be tested.
parents and kids are pushing for grades not to matter as much on standardized testing and “measuring” the capability of kids through a test, and answer sheets. Teachers should instead focus on helping the kids understand what they are being taught because the majority of kids won’t admit to not understanding the material that they are being taught because they don’t want to be different from the rest of the class and their friends. If teachers could focus on teaching to THE KIDS instead of teaching to test standards it would create a less stressful school environment and students wouldn’t stress and worry about their grades as much. If standardized testing continues to dictate if a student moves on to the next grade then what are quarterly grades for? If grades weren’t held in such high regard by the majority of the education then they certainly would not be as big of a weight on students shoulders as grades just numbers and doesn't reflect what someone actually knows just because a students number grades are low does not mean they are a dumb kid; they could be extremely talented in one or more other aspects of life and they could just be having trouble with this one subject and students should not have to feel like their future is riding on that one
In my mind brief yet tremendous thoughts with meanings were popping in my head. Not having to take anymore modified test, not being restricted to certain classes, not having to go into a special education classroom after school, and most importantly not being read too by a teacher on test like a child. However, the negative thoughts were also filling in my head as well. The most terrifying thought was if the man thought that I needed to be in the special education program in high school. Taking special education in high school would have been a big downbreak on me.