I would like for you all to close your eyes. You are sitting in a classroom with a test in front of you. Once you finish this test, you will know whether you passed the class or not. Open your eyes. How do you feel? Nervous or excited? Do you know what you just took?
Reveal the Topic
This test is called a standardize test. Standardize tests, according to Education.com, “Tests that are administered and scored under uniform standardized conditions” (Education).
Preview of Main Points
There are three things that I want to talk to you about regarding standardize testing: the different types of standardize testing, the negative effects, and the positive effects,.
First I’m going to talk about the different types of standardize testing.
Main Point #1
“Standardized tests are often used in education, professional certification, psychology, the military, and many other fields. But out of those fields, education is the one field that uses the most standardize testing” (Test/Assessment). Admissions tests are also part of standardize testing since they usually predict the chances of a student’s success in school (wiki admission tests). United states is the only country that depends on these multiple choice exams; meanwhile, the rest of the countries in the world mainly depend on performance-based assessment where students are graded on specific tasks. Somehow, the rest of the countries actually score higher than students in the USA. This fact is strange because the other countries don’t focus on multiple choice exams (Fairtest). According to Education.com, “A non-standardized test is usually flexible in scope and format, variable in difficulty and significance.” Lastly, according to Brighthub.com (The hub for bright minds), “Standardized testing measure as little and as poorly as multiple-choice tests cannot provide genuine accountability. Pressure to teach to the test distorts and...
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