Are We Ready For The Sat's?

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Imagine a student who has work hard in school and comes home to study all night long freaking out about a huge tests that could determine the rest of their life. Then the student wakes up to study more early in the morning, then shows up to school, after only getting a few hours of rest. Do you think this students is ready for his SAT’s? However, this is the life of many students right before big tests. Standardized tests are tests that students take globally, and yearly. Students try to cram in weeks and years of knowledge in just to get prepared for theses tests. Do you think this is a healthy lifestyle for students? Schools should eliminate standardized tests.
First, standardized tests causes stress among students. Students who don 't have to take standardized tests will not have as much stress as students who take theses tests. According to Bill Maxwell, who did research, “Each year, thousands of high school students stress out as they prepare to take the SAT or ACT tests to get into college. Many researchers suggest that the singular
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According to Herbert J. Walberg, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, “Standardized tests fairly and comprehensively measure student performance, thus directly benefiting students while holding teachers accountable. Students who study for a standardized test are more likely to complete their homework and watch less television than their peers”(Walberg). According to Herbert J. Walberg, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, “Thus, standardized test-taking develops habits that help students not only with the test but throughout life. While some teachers oppose standardized tests, most of their objections can be overcome through better test design and professional development
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