Educators do not like testing, but we also know they are needed in education. This is where principals can play a role. Principals have a big influence on how standardized testing in perceived in their schools. They also have influence on what teachers do with the test scores. The best thing is for principals to let teachers know that tests are important, but they do not dictate how we should teach our students.
What if parents had the chance to enhance their child’s learning and strengthen their family bond at the same time? Would they do it? The opportunities for education now are astounding, but a method that often gets ignored is one of the simplest of all. Parents should consider homeschooling as an option for education because it provides students with a more intimate learning experience and a closer relationship with their family. Homeschooling has existed long before schools were even instituted (“Homeschooling”).
However, there are some who believe that this program will improve their child’s ability to l... ... middle of paper ... ...hanges made to improves the quality of education children will continue to suffer. The NCLB act was created with good intentions, but I questions the commitment to ensure all students receive an opportunity to achieve. Once those who have the authority to make the necessary changes to the program commit to improving the education system, the test scores of students who are in schools who support the program should begin to see improvement. This should not be an option, whether or not to fix a system that has the ability to provide children across America the chance to succeed. The most important task at hand, is to make sure that we are moving forward in education so that we are able to compete with those who are thriving education wise, such as children from abroad.
Being involved in these activities is a way for students to enhance their college applications, but it also makes finding time for studies more difficult. Some might argue that these activities should come after education but to many students these activities are as important to their future as their grades. There are also the students that see their teachers for extra help but still have problems understanding the subject. These students might seek extra help from a tutor, but because of the cost of tutors many students cannot afford to have a private tutor. When the time to take the test comes these students will find they are ill prepared for the test; and while it is not the teacher or the schools fault this will still reflect badly on them.
Ms. Lappan, the president of NCTM said, "That became, in some places and for some teachers, the goal. They missed the main goal: that children become highly skilled in using mathematics; We've tried to be very clear [in the revised standards] that mathematics is the goal.” The proposals of the 1990 standards and the 1998 needing revisions said the same: “Mathematics teachers need to reach all children by offering a variety of instructional strategies that encourage students to learn the concepts that lie under the algorithms they are learning; The changes, however, are unlikely to satisfy critics who find fault with the 1989 standards themselves, not just the way teachers and policymakers have implemented them. And they may also confuse and frustrate educators who have radically changed the way they teach... ... middle of paper ... ...e poor teaching in the country. “The Third International Mathematics and Science Study warn unequivocally: United States students need to work toward a better, deeper understanding of mathematics--the "how" and "why" behind the equations. Without a clear, consistent vision for teaching math, there is little chance for any of our children to ever meet these standards.
“Education is not entitled, on this subject, to recommend any set of opinions as resting on the authority of established science. But it can supply the student with materials for his own mind, and helps to use them.” (Mills 149) What Mills is saying is that just push children in the right direction, let them be independent and work on their own future using the education they learned. Allow children to make their own choices, they can either end up happy or unhappy, either way by acknowledging the fact that they showed independence shows growth, and growth equals to a happier education.
Because No Child Left Behind is pushing for curriculum standards, students who are forced to switch schools are more likely to be able to pick up where they left off in core classes like math and English. Other benefits include that fact that students who struggle are given the additional help that they require. No Child Left Behind enforces the idea that parents must stay informed about their child’s school, saying that “Parents will have more information about the quality of their child’s school. Students in persistently low-performing schools will be given choice [to switch to a higher-performing school].” Many students who are at a disadvantage physically, mentally, and economically have been promised a new standard in education: that all students will receive equal chances to succeed. Though this is with good intent, it can... ... middle of paper ... ... test scores lower than their actual capabilities.
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.
I believe that this can definitely happen any time when adjusting a way of teaching. My position regarding to the common core curriculum is that I am against it. For some reason, I do not thing that rushing students to learn a lot of things will make things better. I am saying this because through my observation in the high school and my sibling’s experiences, I know that now kinder students are learning what students were used to learn in the second grade. I also think that the transition will be very difficult for teachers and students.
A clicker system benefits school systems and students to help provide better education. Clickers are reliable, easy-to-use, cost effective, and accurate which make them a great tool to improve education all across the world. With a clicker response system, all students are able to indulge in class through a more active learning style. An active learning style allows students to stay attentive and not doze off during a lecture and miss important information. All in all, the use of clickers by students in school systems helps better provide a more active education that keeps students engaged.