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    Most students, by the time they reach college, have taken numerous MCA tests (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments), NWEA tests (Northwest Evaluation Association), and either an ACT test (American College Testing) or SAT test (Scholastic Assessment Test), depending on which region of the United States they are from. Webster’s defines a standardized test as “any test in which the same test is given in the same manner to all test takers.” Every student who has had any type of education knows what standardized

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    Standardized Tests

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    not being challenged. My classes are easy. All I have to do is memorize the textbook and spew it out on the test. I’m not learning anything. I’m not growing.” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/09/one-teens-standardized-testing-horror-story-and-where-it-will-lead/) Not only do parents and students disagree with standardized tests, educators are finally standing up against it. At Seattle Garfield high school, the teachers unanimously decided to not administer the reading

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    Critique of Praxis General Test Information The Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers or Praxis is administered through Educational Testing Services and is currently the most popular norm-referenced test being used (Brown, 2008). The Praxis Series tests measures the knowledge of important content and skills required to teach (Educational Testing Service, 2010). Each of the tests reflects what is believed to be important for new teachers as reflected by practitioners across the United

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    Faults of Standardized Tests

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    University, was introduced in 1926 by the College Board [1]. The SAT is an attempt to predict how well a student will perform during their first year of college without measuring past academic achievement. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) was established in 1948 in order to strengthen the testing actions of the College Board [6]. While the ETS is "committed to producing tests and other products that acknowledge the multicultural nature of society and treat its diverse population with respect," they

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    up is their education. The educational skills children learn in school teach them the skills they need to perform outside of the classroom and in the workforce. With education being one of the most important gains in the lives of children, it has come to light how in recent years the United States has fallen further and further behind their peers in international rankings. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2009 educational scores the United States ranks

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    The SAT Overhaul

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    Standardized testing has become an extremely common practice throughout U.S. public schools and the rest of the world. Standardized tests are used as a means of testing a student’s knowledge on a certain topic; however, there are many problems associated with the widespread usage of standardized testing. One of the most commonly used standardized tests in America is the SAT, or Scholastic Aptitude Test, which was originally designed to level the playing field for students across America and provide

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    acceptances. Although many argue otherwise, research shows that standardized test scores are actually a poor indicator of a student’s potential due to racial bias. To understand the validity of standardized tests, one must understand standardized testing and the types of these tests. A standardized test, as defined by the Glossary of Education, is a type of test where all test takers answer the same questions and is scored in a credible and objective manner (Glossary). Also, they are administered

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    tell them as a professional, the pro’s of Standardized testing and its view around the country. Since I am going to be a secondary education teacher, I would assume many of the parental worries over standardized assessments would be centered on the SAT’s, but there also could be some concern over other various tests that their child may participate in. The first thing I would tell a parent is what is in the current news about standardized testing. I would assume a parental worry that one might have

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    The Problems With College-Entrance Testing

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    Due to these reasons, admission should be based on equal representation on all aspects of the applicant rather than a number that only defines how well a student can perform in their basic knowledge. One of the biggest problems with standardized testing is that it limits diversity and creativity. When preparing for these standardized tests, teachers are expected to be responsible for a majority of student’s success. This causes teachers to teach to a test and does not allow for growth far beyond

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    The SAT and Its Role in Public Policy

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    Today, in the United States, standardized tests are administered every year by states to their Kindergarten-12th grade public school students. Different states place different weight on their standardized testing results where some states differ their funding based on results and annual improvement, whereas other states allow schools to simply gauge where their students are scoring relative to other schools in the state. These tests, however, are only standardized within one state. One of the

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