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Standardized Tests Are Biased and Unfair - How standardized are standardized tests. In America, we strive to perfect them as well as give our students an education they deserve but at what cost. Standardized tests have been the easiest way to ultimately evaluate a student against every other student in America. However, standardized tests are not as great as they are made out to be. We need to take a step back and look at the faults of standardized tests. Quite simply: Standardized tests are not standardized. Standardized tests are biased to certain students whether it is race, or even how much money the parent(s) earn....   [tags: Standardized Tests Essays]
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Investigating the Washback of High-Stakes Tests in Thailand - Abstract This study is aimed to investigate the washback effect that is generated by the newly launched English entrance examination which is regarded as one of the most prominent high-stakes test in Thailand in order to provide the useful information to English teachers in Thailand. In so doing, all related studies on washback from other Asian countries are reviewed and then conceptualized to investigate the washback in Thailand. This study is conducted using the two conceptual frameworks of Alderson and Wall (1993) and of Bachman and Palmer (1996)....   [tags: tests and testing] 1255 words
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3 tests to identify Escherichia coli - In order to identify an unknown bacterium a variety of tests can be performed. The unknown bacterium that underwent a few of these tests was determined to be Escherichia coli. A Gram stain, citrate utilization test using Simmons citrate agar, and a urease detection test with phenol red were performed on the assigned bacterium. The unknown bacterium was determined to be E. coli because the tests concluded that the specimen was Gram-negative, bacilli, citrate utilization negative, and urease production negative....   [tags: unknown bacterium, tests, E Coli]
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State Tests Required for High School Graduation - State tests have existed as a main subject is high school for many years now. It almost all schools today students must pass these tests to graduate from high school. These tests are a very controversial topic, many pros and cons go along with the subject of state test. Some people believe that these tests help with students' education, and they should have to pass these tests to graduate from high school; others disagree and think these tests just cause more stress for students. Students spend their time in high school learning more about taking state tests when they could use more of their time learning skills that would aid them in their future life....   [tags: high school, state tests, tests scores]
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IQ Tests as Part of Employment Application Process - ... IQ tests are administrated properly and being evaluated using means and standard deviations - normal distribution measures – which carries no effect on performance of different genders. IQ tests are measured in a standard manner with allows to evaluate every individual retaining their anonymity and rely only on the score, like, for example, interviews can be biased. Intelligence quotient tests are already in practice in many companies across the world, such as Cable News Network (CNN) or Internet Gaming Network (IGN).The most commonly used IQ tests are The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale and The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale....   [tags: Tests, Jobs, Skills]
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How the Misuse of Norm-Referenced Tests can Impact the Assessment and Treatment of a Client - In this article, the authors discuss how the misuse of norm-referenced tests can impact the assessment and treatment of a client. Norm-referenced tests provide a comparison between the skills and behaviors assessed of a client to the relevant norms of a similar age group. According to the article, a clinician must ensure to properly use a norm-referenced test in order to provide evidence as to whether a client may need more assessments or whether a certain treatment approach is more beneficial to the client....   [tags: norms, referenced tests, client] 718 words
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Should Students be Required to Pass Proficiency Tests in Order to Graduate from High School? - What if an adolescent took a test that solely determined whether or not they make it to their high school graduation. For most high school students this is a reality. High schools across the U.S. require all of their students to pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. These state-wide tests include having a standard knowledge in reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as science in some states now. These tests show the level of proficiency that each student is at in each subject based only their test scores....   [tags: high school, proficiency tests, testing]
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Standardized Tests Should Not Be The Standard - I’ve always done exceptionally well on standardized tests. Whether it was the WKCE, the PSAT, or the SAT, I excelled at multiple choice, fill-in-the-bubble tests. When it came time for me to take the ACT, I knew going into it that I had that test in the bag. I came out with much better than average scores, scoring a 28 on the overall test, much better than most of my peers. Though math was never my strongest subject in high school, I had still managed to pull a score of 25 on the math section of the test....   [tags: Portfolio, Assessment]
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Analysis of Projective Tests in Psychology - Introduction Projective tests have captivated the attention of people around the world as they are commonly depicted as fascinating methods of assessing the mystery behind an individual’s personality. Projective tests are based on the idea that “when presented with a vague, unstructured, or ambiguous stimulus or task” an individual “will reflect aspects of the personality [sic] that might be otherwise unavailable to consciousness or for assessment” (Halperin & McKay, 1998). These tests started garnering attention in the early 1900’s when there was an increased emphasis placed on the understanding of personality and how behavior occurs when the patient is unaware (Butcher, 2010)....   [tags: Individual Personality, Behavior]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Projective Tests - ... Step One- Verbal Exchange During this step I'll allow for Ruth to explain to me her fear and do in depth as to what the cause is. It might be phobia, Anxiety or just a simple fear of high bridges. The root of the problem might be concerned with the safety of the bride itself. Step Two - Support During this step I would encourage Ruth do go in depth more about her problem, to see is it is related to some events that have occurred in the past. Here I would have her Imagine herself going onto a bridge and to tell me what sensations or thoughts this picture brings to her gradually for several sessions , by continuing these sessions I would also teach her breathing and muscle relaxation sk...   [tags: learn, ability, factors, supports, stories] 1150 words
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Taking Tests: Myths and Facts - ... Our final myth for the day is, cramming is a good way to study. Most of us try to cram for a test because we put off studying for it till the last second and hope by cramming that we will better retain the information. This is completely WRONG. Cramming is one of the worst ways for any student to study. When we cram for a test the night before or even the hour before we are overloading our brains, causing us to forget some of the information we already know and hurting ourselves in the long run....   [tags: time management, anxiety, tools] 773 words
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Validation of Psychological Tests and Treatments - “Tell me what you see,” the psychiatrist says to my 6 year old brother, as she pulls out a small white card with marks of black printed on its front. This is the classic beginning of the Rorschach test, a psychological experiment conducted to analyze how a person acts and responds to external stimuli; “then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning” [as it was done to my brother] in order to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are unable to describe their thinking processes clearly and openly....   [tags: the Rorschach test]
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No More Tests in School - ... The stress from tests can build especially when it can decide if you graduate or not. My second proof is that if a student has external factors that make stress in their life can affect test taking abilities as well. If a test where to be separated over multiple days to try to eliminate or minimize the external factors causing students stress and inhibiting their ability to take the test. Ben Bernstein, doctor of philosophy (PHD). From Stanford University Says “The ideal place is right in the middle: just enough stress to feel pumped and ready for action....   [tags: standardized assessment, evaluations, stress] 1573 words
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The Case Against Standardized Tests - Standardized testing assesses students, teachers, and the school itself, which puts a great deal of pressure on the students. High scores show that the school is effective in teaching students, while low test scores make teachers and schools look as though they are not teaching the students properly. This is not always the case. There are teachers who do teach students what they need to know to pass the test, but their students are still unprepared. Although teachers try to improve instruction, student performance is still variable to other factors that the school cannot control....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Can Tests Measure a Student? - ... With students being able to see progress within themselves it can bring happiness within themselves and their teacher. For example in Herbert J. Walberg ‘s article if a teacher sees progress in their student then they “should take pride in seeing good results from their work”, plus “ Good student performance on tests should be a source of satisfaction among successful educators.” (Stop the War Against Standardized Tests) Just how teachers take pride in their work, students also begin to take pride in their progress when they begin to see that they begin to surpass the standards that once held them back....   [tags: flaws in standardized testing]
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Myers and Briggs Personality Tests - Myers and Briggs Analysis The Myers and Briggs Analysis is a series of questions that when answered are examined and grouped together in order to determine the personalities of those taking this test. This particular test can result in sixteen different outcomes or types of personalities, which is determined by four different categories that judge if you are introverted or extroverted, use your senses or your intuition, your choice to think or use your feelings, and finally if you are judgmental or perceptive....   [tags: personality questions, traits, abilities]
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Standardized Tests Are Ineffective - Standardized tests are unnecessary because they are excruciating to the minds of many innocent students. Each year, the tests get tougher and stricter until the students cannot process their own thoughts. The tests become torturous to the minds of those only starting in the world of tests. The students already battling in the war are continuing to fall deeper and deeper into the world of uncreativity and narrowness. As the walls narrow in on them, they are lost and unable to become innovative thinkers....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Constitutionality of Drug Tests - Should citizens receiving welfare be tested for drugs before being able to receive the aid they “need”. One major problem with drug testing people who collect welfare is if it is worth the effort. Large amounts of money are needed to put people through these tests, and they may not be worth it. Some people argue that the money used to drug test recipients is higher than the amount saved by not giving out the money for welfare. One final argument is the fact of drug tests being legal and constitutional....   [tags: welfare, cost, assistance]
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Real Estate Volatility Tests - ... They made a regression analysis and used the New York stock exchange as a weighted market index. They estimated beta values for all the listed stocks on NYSE to calculate the expected return. They calculated the SML slope to be 12.972% with high significance, which was considered to be the risk free rate of return or the return for a portfolio with beta of zero. This provided support for the CAPM and the approach for beta as the only predictor for differences in expected return (Haugen, 1999, p.238-239)....   [tags: prices, investment, market] 836 words
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IQ Tests - To what extent do you agree that IQ tests are a meaningful measure of intelligence. Introduction: There is much debate about IQ tests. There are many definitions of intelligence and no one agreed on a specific definition. Triarchic theory one of definitions which is describe intelligence categories in three aspects involved: analytical, creative and practical (Sternbery, 1958). Some researches emphasize that IQ tests are meaningless and measures intelligence as Cohen (1991) believes that IQ scores can predict if people success in school and work or not....   [tags: Triarchic Theory, Intelligence, Success] 1157 words
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Standardized Tests - Teachers spend time on the memorization of specific words that will be on the state test, not vocabulary building exercises. Educators have pep rallies that take educational time away from lesson plans and teaching in order to have the students learn cheers expressing how well they are going to do on the state test. Excess teacher and administration time is spent figuring out game plans, but not for teaching students, rather for figuring out how to increase test scores. Meanwhile, when students are truly excited about exploring a topic in depth, they are shut down because there is no time to learn, only time to memorize items that might be on these tests....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Standardized Tests - Do standardized tests destroy schools and fail prepare students for the real world. Our teacher’s spend time on memorization of specific words that will be on the state test, not vocabulary building exercises. They have pep rallies and time spent away from lesson plans to learning cheers on how the students are going to do well on the test. Excess teacher and administration time is spent figuring out game plans, not for teaching students, but for figuring out how to increase test scores....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing] 867 words
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It's Time to Get Rid of Standardized Tests - High School juniors and seniors are frequently asked what they plan to do for their college education. While discussing their future in college, many relevant topics come into the conversation. One may talk about their grades and classes, paying for school, and their test scores. All of these have a very important impact on what a student will do for the next few years of their life. Unfortunately, in our society, test scores are an extremely important factor in the college admissions process....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Hidden Harms of the Free Response Tests - The teachers of different departments at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy have their own styles and special tools for teaching. For instance, computer science department teachers in NaUKMA adopt the most advanced technologies into the learning process: they use projectors to show the visuals, make their lectures available for students on the Internet, and e-mail the course leader to cancel the classes. Still, there is one of the most important spheres of the learning process – testing the students’ knowledge – they use one of the most conservative and primitive tools....   [tags: Education ]
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Situtational Judgement Tests - ... Then, in this research proposal, the concurrent incumbents will be used as the participants. It is can be benefit in terms of using job applicants would face some problems such as drop out and small sample size. Interpersonal skills such as social sensitivity, relationship building, working with others, were also another characteristic of interest that researchers would like to address when dealing with the situational judgment tests. In fact, the research addressed the key issue that student attending medical school, at the time of admission, they were taking the situational judgment tests to indicate their interpersonal skills; especially if the SJT could predict their long-term perfor...   [tags: personnel selection] 2413 words
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Two Tests in the World of Psychology and Education - ... Before the WISC-IV the previous WISC’s only really measured the verbal, performance and general intelligence of the child and not focus on other factors that can be interfering in their behaviors and academics. The WISC-IV changed that model based on new research and a new theory that focused on the structure and nature of intelligence (Zhu & Weiss, 2005). From years of clinical and research history the WISC-IV has become well standardized. “The test likely provides reliable and valid estimates of general intelligence and several important broad cognitive abilities.” (Keith, 2009) Some psychologists also say that there are also inconsistencies in the way the scoring is designed as well a...   [tags: WISC-IV, WJ-III, learning difficulties] 954 words
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The Negative Effects of High-Stakes Tests - Visualize a standardized test taken annually by millions of students in the U.S.A. that directly affects teaching methods, school budgets, and grade promotion. Presently, millions of schools are utilizing high-stakes tests to determine these major factors. The United States expects students to perform well on standardized testing, or school districts will suffer financial consequences under the No Child Left Behind Act (Au 502). This places pressure on everyone from administrators to students in a school district....   [tags: Education, No Child Left Behind Act] 1392 words
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It's Time to Get Rid of Standardized Tests - Since the release of the report by Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in December of 2010 many in the government and community are searching for ways to reform the American education system to give American students the greatest opportunity to succeed. According to the report, American students are not testing as high as other nations in the world (Duncan, 2010). There are many contributing elements that have brought America to her knees in the education system, however, the obsession with standardized testing is found to be one of the most influential downfalls....   [tags: Against Standardized Testing Essays] 1416 words
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Prenatal Genetic Tests: The Future of Procreation - ... Either way, preimplantation genetic diagnosis would eliminate the doubt of parents having a baby with defective genes leading to a scenario where they may wish they hadn’t had the child. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis isn’t a procedure that doctors are able to do to every pregnant mother because it requires informed consent. Informed consent is important so that she fully understands the testing procedure, the benefits and limitations of the test, and the possible consequences of the test results....   [tags: genetic engineering]
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Assessing Standardized Tests in the United States - ... In other words, wealthier students are able to surpass the poorer students through “gaming the system”—bringing their score up hundreds of points through hundreds of dollars worth of private college counseling as well as through hefty amounts of practice tests. This also means that if the student’s family cannot afford proper coaching, there’s a minuscule chance that the student will receive the score others with higher family income may receive. In addition, families with lower incomes are also likely to have kids who are forced to support the family by working part-time jobs, making them too busy supporting the family to pay enough attention to studying SAT materials....   [tags: college entrance exams] 965 words
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Eyes, the Power of Suggestion, and Rorschach Tests - Eyes, the Power of Suggestion and Rorschach Tests: An Introduction The human sense of sight is a very detailed and complex ability, which humans often take for granted. However, once they take time to think about it, they realize how complicated the process really is. The eye receives light from the outside with the cornea, which then travels through the nerves until the light reaches the brain. The brain processes this light into information about the outside world, and then the brain uses this information to decide how to respond....   [tags: sight, advertisements, emotions] 1120 words
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Study Skills: Preparing for and taking tests - If I had one fear there would only be one thing, taking a test. I would have to guess that most people in this world would have the same fear, but this is by far my one and only fear. As we progress through life we all have to take some form of a test. I have taken test for school, promotion, and for job placement over the years. Unfortunately, I have never been a good test taker, and really never knew what it takes to be one either. When the opportunity came to us to choose our topics, my first choice was study skills....   [tags: Stress Management, Anxiety]
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Study Skills: Preparing for and Taking Tests - What separates a mediocre 2.5 grade point average (GPA) college student from one who is always on the dean’s list and receiving accolades from various academic circles for his or her achievements. It is not necessarily that that the straight “A” student is smarter than the other; it could be that the dean’s list scholar has mastered the science behind exam taking. While there is no “one size fits all” approach to performing well on exams, there are recipes for success that have been proven to give an edge to those who utilize them....   [tags: solid strategies for standardized testing]
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Determining Genetic Disorders with Blood Tests - ... They isolate the normal DNA and package it into a vector. Other ways include replacing the abnormal gene with a normal one, repair the mutated gene, or altering the regulation of a certain gene. As of right now, reparative results have been marginal, there is potential of gene therapy treating single-gene disorders. When used in healthcare, genetic testing can show the genetic cause of a disease, confirm a suspected diagnosis of an illness, predict future illnesses, and predict responses to genetic therapy....   [tags: dna, germ cells mutations] 605 words
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Forensic Use of Acid Phosphatase Tests - ... The Acid Phosphatase Color Test, however, never was completely considered obsolete. It is still very useful in the field of forensics. In fact, five different cases of rape evidence were tested using the Acid Phosphatase Color Test. It was tested initially and once again two years later. It is important to note that the articles of clothing were contained in twenty-thirty degrees Celsius temperature room. Once tested two years later, all five cases still provided evidence of semen (Kaye 834)....   [tags: semen, crime, fabric] 844 words
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The Different Forms of Psychometric Tests - The Different Forms of Psychometric Tests Describe the different forms of Psychometric tests commonly used by employers to assist in employee selection and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Since the beginning of civilization, employers have testing prospective workers in order to select suitable candidates. Original tests would have been a rigidly controlled standardized system of examinations. However in 1883 Galton produced the first psychometric tests to measure intellect, and his developed form of analysis still form the basis of present day psychometrics....   [tags: Papers] 1371 words
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State Tests Required for High School Graduation - State tests have existed as a main subject is high school for many years now. It almost all schools today students must pass these tests to graduate from high school. These tests are a very controversial topic, many pros and cons go along with the subject of state test. Some people believe that these tests help with students' education, and they should have to pass these tests to graduate from high school; others disagree and think these tests just cause more stress for students. Students spend their time in high school learning more about taking state tests when they could use more of their time learning skills that would aid them in their future life....   [tags: pros & cons of standardized testing]
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Analysis of Accuracy of MidYIS Tests - Analysis of Accuracy of MidYIS Tests Introduction This essay is an exploration into the relevance of MidYIS tests as a predictor for results at GCSE Music. A comparison will be made between two sets of skills: those assessed by the MidYIS test - taken by most children in England at the beginning of year 9 - and those which, according to exam boards and experienced music educators, are tested at GCSE. Certain fundamental skills required for success at GCSE Music cannot be tested in the MidYIS tests, and I would suggest that a combination of MidYIS-type testing, musical intelligence assessment and some measure of the amount and quality of musical experience g...   [tags: Papers] 2009 words
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IQ Tests Are Appropriate as a Part of a Job Interview - William Stern in the 1912 took the mental age of an individual, divided it by the chronological age and obtained the ratio, which he called an intelligence quotient. Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score used to express the relative intelligence of a person. In the modern society with high competition in different areas intelligence tests are widely used. IQ tests starting to appear in job interviews as a part of the application process as well. This is still a controversial issue about whether IQ tests should be included in the employability process, but due to the increasing rivalry for job placements worldwide, IQ tests are one of the options to be brought up....   [tags: Job Interview Essays]
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The Unconscious Bias of Intelligence Tests - The Unconscious Bias of Intelligence Tests In the chapter entitled “The Hereditarian Theory of IQ: An American Invention” in The Mismeasure of Man (New York: Norton, 1996), Stephen Jay Gould analyzes the reasoning behind intelligence tests. Gould begins the chapter by stating how Alfred Binet, who studied the measurement of intelligence, began this endeavor in order to institute special education for learning-disabled and other disadvantaged children. Gould continues his analysis by reporting that three of Binet’s followers, H....   [tags: Research Papers] 1212 words
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Woodcock-Johnson II NU: Tests of Cognitive Abilities - Along with the already clear and precise guidelines for the Woodcock-Johnson III NU Tests of Cognitive Abilities, seven new features have been added to the tests (Woodcock & Johnson, 1989). In the Woodcock-Johnson III NU: Tests of Cognitive Abilities, it includes eight new tests, which measure information-processing abilities (Keith, Kranzler, & Flanagan, 2001). These tests include ones which measure working memory, planning, naming speed, and attention (Woodcock, McGrew, & Mather, 2001b). Also included in this version are five new cognitive clusters (McGrew, Werder, & Woodcock, 1991)....   [tags: measuring information-processing abilities]
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Are Standardized Tests a Valid Measurement of Student Learning? - “Standardized testing is one of the most passionately debated education topics in America” (Baxter, pg. 1). They became much more prevalent after the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act mandated annual testing across the United States. Standardized tests are used to assess students and teachers, however some people object the idea that the performance on a single test is a valid measure of what a student has learned, or what their teacher has taught them. In this paper I will argue that relying solely on standardized testing for student placement damages education....   [tags: achievement, bias, education ] 1347 words
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Standardized Tests Do Not Measure Student Achievement - Standardized testing has been around since the mid 1800’s. Even though testing has been around for a long time it is still debated whether or not it should precisely “score” students. Students have been subjected to standardized tests frequently through their years in school due to laws which have been passed by Congress. Decisions about the evaluation of schools and students are recurrently made by government authority and are often not in the best interest of teachers, students, or their classroom environments....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Are Standardized Tests a Good Measure of One's Ability? - ... “Thus for a parent who would want to see tremendous improvement in his or her child’s score would be spending $3000 or more”. (learnvest) Whiles it is true not all students would need tutoring, it is unaffordable for students from a relatively poor backgrounds to hire a tutor if they need one. This need has caused a recent emergence of websites which claims to provide a ‘cheaper’ alternative to tutoring. They offer sample tests scores and a bit of tutoring at the price ranging from $19.99 a month to $99....   [tags: dicriminative, ACT, SAT, disparities]
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End of Course Tests: Are They Fulfilling Their Intended Purpose? - End of Course Tests (EOCs) have been around for a few years. EOCs were not always been mandated for every public school, well that was until 2009-2010 when the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) came along (Haynie 1).These tests are a dreaded topic to most public school students in various states, especially those in North Carolina. The tests are especially horrible for a student at Middle Creek High School. Well at least they are in my opinion. In the beginning the tests were used to make sure students learned the required material throughout the school year....   [tags: Standardized Testing, Education]
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IQ Tests are Not an Accurate Measure of a Person's Intelligence - IQ tests are not an accurate measure of a person's intelligence. I will be analyzing the reasons why I think that IQ tests are not an accurate measure of the intelligence. These reasons will be accompanied with solid proven facts that will discount the accuracy that is falsely considered to be a part of IQ tests. Today IQ tests are a part of many instances where intelligence is being judged. Not an accurate measure The test that has today evolved as the IQ test was initially designed by Sir Francis Galton....   [tags: Intelligence]
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False Positive Results in Health Screening Tests - ... Conventional colonoscopy, which tests for colon cancer, is performed as a surgical procedure under general anesthesia. Besides the usual surgery-related risks due to anesthesia and infections, colonoscopies can also lead to bloating or flatulence, which can be painful. Moreover, in around 0.5% of cases, colonoscopy can lead to a small rip in the colon, which may threaten the patient’s life if surgery is not immediately performed (Bowman, n.d.; Monastyrsky, n.d.). Moreover, according to the National Cancer Institute (cited in Monastyrsky, n.d.), “… it is not yet known for certain [in 2008] whether colonoscopy can help reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer.” Patients therefore...   [tags: over diagnosis, unnecessary expenditures]
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Why Standardized Tests Are Not Really Reliable Assessments - Throughout the United States standardized testing is a popular way that educators measure a student’s academic ability. Although it may seem like a good idea to give a bunch of students the same test and see how each one does, it is not that simple. The results do not represent how smart a student is or a student's potential to do great things in the real world. In taking a standardized test one student may have a greater advantage over another for many reasons. Reasons that are not shown in the standardized test score....   [tags: SAT, ACT, test taking]
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Diagnostic Tests for Agents of Community- Acquired Pneumonia - Worldwide, lower respiratory tract infections are the major cause of death due to an infectious disease. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is possibly the most important infectious disease that is encountered in clinical practice. Most forms of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are treatable. There is consensus that the selection of antimicrobial agents is notably simplified if the pathogen is defined. This article will focus on how aetiological tests can be used to guide antibiotic therapy in adult patients with CAP....   [tags: Health, Respiratory Track Infections] 1758 words
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Do Drug Tests Violate Employees’ Rights to Privacy? - In this essay contained is an investigation, discussed and, which is within scope of this essay, in the provision of answers to this question Do drugs tests violate employees’ right to privacy?’ The answers are given by the presentation and the analyzing different views evident in literature so as to build an argumentative case against or in support of, lastly drawing the conclusions set. This is made possible concentrating on a scope which considers the ethics existent in normative theories. It means that theories of a higher philosophical calling considering whether the employees violate the right of privacy of their employees by doing drug tests on them lie outside the scope of the essay....   [tags: work performance, legislation, screening]
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Standardized Tests have a Negative Effect on Education - ... It makes no sense to give the school that receives a lower percentage ranking, a lower amount of money. Money can certainly help with education and thinking that giving a school less money for doing a poorer job on a standardized test will help the school, just does not make sense. Personally, I loathed the SAT’s. In my opinion, the SAT’s show very little evidence of how a student will do in college. I hate to use myself as an example, but when I took the SAT’s, frankly my scores were atrocious....   [tags: teachers, ranking, students] 572 words
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