An article by Greg Jouriles helps explain why we don’t need these tests. He claims, “Standardized tests are unnecessary because they rarely show what we don’t already know” (Jouriles, Greg). He also goes on to explain that one’s test score isn’t reliable and that we should trust the teachers when grades are published. A school system can accurately judge the students in the school on what they are good at better than the standardized tests do. They can break down many different aspects of what students need to improve on and what they are already knowledgeable of.
Advantageous Actions in the Classroom Albert Einstein once said, “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” This quote is relevant because students should not behave well only because they are earning an award. The issue in the modern day is that students are not scared of being penalized. Children think it is amusing to get into trouble and the teacher gives children the wanted attention by making it a big deal. Rewards are causing students to be unprepared for their future lives, whether it is for high school or for college. They should not be used in the classroom because there are many depressing controversies.
Schools place more emphasize on rote memorization and standardization than on teaching students how to solve problems that they will face as adults. Not only is this detrimental to a democratic society which needs educated citizens to solve current issues, but it is also the reason why American students are ranked 28th in the world for their mathematic skills, according to the article, Fuzzy on Math. American students are mediocre in mathematics because schools teach math by forcing students to memorize theorems instead of teaching them to apply these concepts to real-life scenarios. High school math courses believe they are solving this issue by incorporating word problems into lessons, but these word problems are often completely ridiculous, featuring someone who wants to purchase fifty watermelons from multiple vendors. These word problems frustrate many students because they are often impractical and do not prepare them to deal with actual, potential issues.
And very few short stories. It 's mostly nonfiction, because that 's what will be on the tests. Any books I teach outside of the curriculum will harm my students ' scores on the tests that evaluate them and my performance” (Williams). Williams uses real world examples from teachers to support the impact of curriculum caused by standardized testing. Williams provided an example of a teacher who believes the importance of curriculum has changed since the increase in the importance of standardized testing.
In reality, intelligence cannot solely be determined by a test score; therefore, standardized tests are ineffective in encouraging learning in educational environments for three reasons: they are stressful, discriminatory, and uncreative. Throughout the history of standardized testing in the United States of America, citizens have viewed the test as an effective tool to build a society on excellence and success. Furthermore, standardized tests have developed and spread in various public schools as an unproblematic way to test a large amount of students quickly. Educators use test scores to evaluate student performance, teacher proficiency, and school effectiveness. However, standardized tests are not the best way to te... ... middle of paper ... ...ningful projects that can be used in real life.
My oppositions feels inclusion is beneficial to children because they believe in the concept, “what you really need to make it in this world is good people skills and common sense; not academic achievement.” However, the truth is... ... middle of paper ... ...motional and distraught. It could also cause them to dislike school more and more as time goes on (Stussman 19). This bad learning environment is harmful the children who dislike the classroom. This negativity can spread and influence other children to dislike school as well; therefore they may not try or function to their potential. The focus of school should be to educate children in a manner and environment which supports and values them as people (Vann 33).
Learning all the conceptual ways made me nervous about teaching elementary math because I thought I was never going to understand it. I was and still do get frustrated at times with teaching elementary math, but I believe it is much better than it was a couple months ago. The way I f... ... middle of paper ... ...one because it helps the students focus on one lesson at a time and it helps you as the teacher not feel so rushed. In conclusion, this class was stressful for me, but I am glad I was a part of it. In the beginning I was very nervous that I would never understand the way elementary math is now taught, but after weeks of learning more about it I feel much better.
Teachers are observed and judged by their students’ test scores instead of their ability to walk into a classroom and get students excited about learning. There are incredible teachers in our nation who have students that just aren’t good test-takers. This shouldn’t suggest that a teacher should be fired, but it does. Standardized tests are used to evaluate a student’s understanding of what the teacher has been teaching. However, they do not adequately determine a student’s achievement, a teacher’s ability to teach, or a school’s
Advantageous Actions in the Classroom Albert Einstein once said, “ If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” This quote is relevant because students should not be good only because they are earning an award and the issue now is students are not scared of being penalized, children think it is amusing to get into trouble and the teacher makes it a big deal which gives the student wanted attention. Rewards are causing students to not be prepared for their future lives whether it is for high school or for after college. They should not be used in the classroom because there are many depressing controversies. It could end the students interest in that certain subject and hinder him from trying new things. Also the chance of that rewarded behavior happening in alternative classrooms is pretty slim.
Mediocrity of Teacher Recruitment Some teachers are better than others. This is a simple and, I hope, obvious fact. But the culture of American schools is not friendly to it. Particularly in our hiring of public school teachers, we tend to avoid notions of serious discernment, of picking the very best in our society to become our teachers, and we accept that the most talented of our young people will gravitate to other fields. Overcoming this acceptance of mediocrity in teacher recruitment and retention represents the greatest opportunity to bring a quantum improvement to our schools.