Students are also getting less learning time, due to the time it takes for test prep. They even will take out daily announcements and pep-rallies to “prepare” the students for the tests they have that day (Ramey). With everything comes a Pro and Con side, but it is to find middle ground which is important. This argument of standardized testing, has the side of the nation trying to keep up with the standards of other country, because we are falling a bit behind in academics, compared to other countries. There is where a line where students aren’t getting the all-round experience and knowledge that they need to succeed.
Standardized tests are very common in today’s modern society. They are used as a tool to measure a person’s performance and indicate how their estimated performance will be in a college class. Every year hundreds of students take the ACT or SAT in order to get accepted into their college of choice and to receive scholarships, but they fail to see the problems with these standardized tests. As more and more people take these tests, the national average score falls causing doubt in the extremely important system. This is leading people to question whether or not the ACT and SATs are accomplishing what they were created to do.
These tests used to not determine someone's future, but for every year that goes by, these standardized tests keep getting more difficult for the average student to take. It is defining who students are and that is not what these tests should be scored on. The idea of these tests are being made to select students in a faster, easier scoring area. Thousands of students take these tests every year to determine what college or university they will go to, and for public schools, it determines whether or not they will pass their grade they have been in. These standardized testing like the SAT or ACT, make it easier to judge a student.
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. Studies show that standardized tests are good at measuring a students intelligence, skills, and understanding, but they do not cover all areas of intelligence. For example, “They fail to measure such important attributes as creativity and critical thinking skills.
The alteration of the school schedule would also decrease productivity in students of all ages. It is exceedingly difficult for teenagers to focus for eight hours at a time, let alone ten. Dr. Iroise Dumontheil, author of research regarding the development of students, declared that it was not due to lack of motivation that students have trouble focusing in school. She stated, “it’s not the fault of teenagers that they can’t concentrate… Adolescents simply don’t have the same mental capacities as an adult” (A. Hill 2010). Accordingly, by asking students to remain in classes for an extra two hours a day, school systems are requesting more devotion from teenagers who cannot focus for lengthy periods of time due to their developing brains.
As a student in high school did you ever feel like the standardized test are helping you or making you get in to a better college? Have you ever thought about how many hours students and teachers spend preparing for the standardized test? Many hours and studying are being put into those test but are they really effective and are the test doing the students good in life? Standardized tests are really just to effective, teachers and students spend too much time on them and it’s not doing the students any good, and even it’s not doing the teachers any good. Standardized tests in schools today in Ohio should be stopped because they are causing for teachers to be evaluated by the test results of how the students do on the tests, they are having the students more stressed about school and do they benefit you in colleges and university and do they really look at how well students do on them test.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is an impelling test to get admission in most of the U.S colleges. All high school seniors during the time of December are actively preparing for victory against the four hour strenuous exam, the SAT. The reason is that SAT score determines the fate and dreams of students. Standardized test scores play a crucial role in student’s future as it is believed to address student’s ability to think, reason, and act so that they can be successful in college life. However, SAT is a huge burden to students and is a biased test.
Good day, my name is Mena Hasan. I am a freshman in High School, and during my many years of schooling I have realized a very huge problem with today 's students, as I had done more research about this topic I had come to the conclusion that not only school students have this issue that everyone has this issue. This is something that we should all stop doing, but we just keep delaying it. . .
Students have to attend school are required to get excellent grades, as well as having classes in the afternoon in pursuance of a being admitted to a top university. The working youth struggling to help their family's financial problems has barely any time to study for regular classes but what about the other study time required for the test required for their college degree. After a lot of educational reforms, is the gap between the minorities and the average student closing; and how can one test decide a person's future? In the 1600s parents did not care about their children's education, consequently, the first education laws were passed. Children were required to memorize and understand the bases of their religion and the laws of the colony, ergo the first standard for education had been set.
Have you ever noticed that homework is slowly taking over students’ lives? Homework should be eliminated from schools. However, doing homework, students receive higher test scores. But, what happens when homework has a negative effect on students? For instance, Clifton Parker wrote about how Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and some of her colleagues did a survey that associated with 4,317 students from 10 high schools in California.