First, tests don’t fully measure all important aspects of education, and second, tests only measure small parts of students ' knowledge (Philp Harris). Standardized testing cannot truly measure achievement correctly because there are no specific rules to what achievement really consists of and can only measure small parts of knowledge because of these inaccurate measures of knowledge students begin to feel anxious. There are many studies showing how testing causes high anxiety for students therefore causing a drop in performance when taking tests. Test taking can cause students to experience psychological issues that result in a failing grade on the test. Test anxiety can also affect the students` motivation to learn and because of this I believe the stakes for standardized testing should be
This causes the test to be not specialized for the school or county and students do not do as well as they could have if the test was specialized (Popham, 4).three possible ways of testing a student’s knowledge exists: multiple choices, answer in essay form, or they are asked to perform a task and then graded on the performance (Merrow, 5). Some tests are designed to assess an individual’s performance, like an achievement test. Others, however, are designed... ... middle of paper ... ...cause a student’s test results to be false. The student could be simply anxious about the test and can affect the results (testing our schools, 3). In order to get an accurate reading for one student, high-stakes test results need to be combined with class work, portfolios, and teacher evaluations.
When students score poorly on standardized tests, school districts are coerced to lose federal education f... ... middle of paper ... ...ngle test that does not even measure the entirety of a student’s intelligence. School districts who are afforded minimal test preparation cannot expect their students to successfully pass as well as the students in another school district who can afford a plethora or test preparation. Hence, these poor school districts suffer from the state education officials. Standardized tests cause schools to focus more or their instructional time on the test instead of focusing their teaching on the other skills students need to succeed in life. This test preparation even removes any chance of students being able to broaden their horizons with other supplementary education since test preparation commonly involves memorizing the same facts or knowledge.
These presumptions have been calamitous to the education system in light of the fact that they don't represent favoritism of schools in the edification system. For instance, schools that have profoundly taught educators, advanced material, and suitable facilities can give more to the learner than those that don't. How then can schools be required to be evaluated the same on the off chance that they are not the same? By dismissing the education of American youngsters, and not giving an equivalent thorough training to each person in every school, social order is setting them up for failure. More people will drop out of school because of failing grades in light of the fact that schools are equipping them for government sanctioned tests, and not giving a thorough training that shows them how to utilize their education, other than a test taken yearly.
Many teachers fear that they are sending the students into secondary education unprepared. If these tests are meant to help students with their future, but fail so miserably at doing so then why have them at all? This is the growing question in the students, teachers and parents mind. If these are meant to help why haven’t the students seen results? Not only do students focus on a single test, but are the teachers and stress causing the students to feel stressed?
One, two or more people in the group would not participate in the project with the other students who really wanted to get a good grade. All the students in the group received the same grade as the students who completed the whole project. The controversy over invaluable class time was lost due to the work on a project. Another controversy exists in the classroom is due to testing. Testing and labelling students through testing detracts from students who many not test well but with classroom instruction can exceed the goals.
People who grade these tests have no idea who they are or what they are capable of, which means; they cannot tell how they will do in the future ("Standardized Testing Pros). These tests claim to measure students' intelligence, but fail to give every test taker an equal opportunity because sometimes when taking a test, a student might get tie into a personal situation("Standardized Testing"). Such as, family issues, personal issues, an emergency, or just having a rough day, which will lead to students’ not performing well on the test ("Standardized Testing"). Standardized tests only measure student's performance on the day of the test and ignore any other performance in class and outside of class so it cannot measure a student's true capability (“Standardized Testing”). Students might do well in school and get grades, but their standardized test scores might say otherwise depending on how they felt on the day of the test(“Standardized Testing”).
They can break down many different aspects of what students need to improve on and what they are already knowledgeable of. Students need to learn more than just the test information. Only studying and learning test material makes students less diverse and leads to boring lectures in the classroom. Another article written by an organization called Fairtest adds, “Some students simply do not test well. Many students are affected by test anxiety or do not show their learning well on a standardized test, resulting in inaccurately lower scores” (Fairtest).
Grading System Reform Teachers have always used grades to measure the amount a student has learned. This practice is becoming ineffective. Many students have a wide range of grades, which show that grades may not show what a student really knows. Therefore, the standard grading system should be replaced. Some reasons why grades should be replaced are bad grades can hinder a child’s performance, grades define who a student is in the classroom, and grades are not an effective way to see if students have learned the material.
Schools aren’t benefitting from these tests anymore because students are just dropping out or not taking the test as serious. Districts are starting to close down schools because of low results of the majority of classes. The parents do not know what to do and can not help about this topic anymore since the government has enforced almost every school to take these standardized tests. Schools also depend on these tests greatly and are unable to notice the other skills and knowledge the students have. Are these standardized test really beneficial to the public school systems?