Have you ever sat down and thought about college and how one test can determine what college you can/will get accepted to. Everyone knows that colleges place so much stock into these standardized test scores. Knowing this makes students worried and develop anxiety about test taking. Colleges use these standardized tests to predict how well we do in college to succeed.Colleges shouldn’t be allowed to put that much pressure on us for our test scores on SAT’s or Act’s. “We all have different abilities, thought processes, experiences and genes so why is a class full of individuals tested by the same means?” Its not fair to test us all on the same test when we all are different and some of us are better test takers than others.These test scores are merely a justification on who will do well in our school system not in college or our future life. These test results aren’t the best way to predict if a student has good potential because some kids are better test takers than others are. Student Rachel Voznak, says, “…That is what is at stake when, come April, I take the ACT. I did not have an issue with taking standardized tests before, but now, as a junior in high school, it hit me that those hours locked in a room will determine my imminent opportunities. Many colleges focus on what score students receive on the standardized tests they take as juniors. Some will even discard an application if the score is not high enough. Seventeen is too young. It is too young to complete a test that predetermines my future.” These tests don’t test us on skills and traits that make one successful.to be successful you need to have creativity, collaboration, vision, perseverance, and self-discipline. “In fact, studies have shown that students who do not take standardized tests are excellent college students, that standardized testing ignores high school grades and that these tests cannot predict college readiness.”
If standardized tests are easy to cheat on then that shows
job well done. In school, students get a treat for a job well done. In society, adults get paid with money for a job well done. However, it seems that students are getting paid for getting good grades lately. In states ranging from Texas to Massachusetts, a growing number of students are being rewarded with cash for good grades or test scores on Advanced Placement and SAT exams. Though money is a good incentive for kids to try harder in school, it has more negative effects than positive.
there are hundreds of colleges that only look at standardized test scores for admission. College is an educational institution/establishment. It is a place where students go to get education after they have graduated. College opens doors for students that high school doesn’t. Despite these positive reasons to go to college, some colleges don’t accept students into their university due to their low test scores.
Initially, standardized test scores do not predict a student’s success at college. It….
There have been a lot of controversy around the idea of standardized test scores, whether it actually measure the intelligence of students or do it standardized test is built to fail person. I remember when I was at my next college in a sociology class when my professor said that standardized test is built to fail a person especially minorities. I was shocked when I heard that in class that day. All I was thinking to myself, at that moment why build something to better one side of the spectrum and….
I feel that the author is trying to say some students aren’t motivated enough when it comes to standardized test. Walberg and Brown think that if you motivate students enough they will do better on standardized test. One of the things I notice when reading this article is they motivated the students right before the test. So they are testing the effect of a little bit of motivation.
I think the author did a logical study. I feel that the author she have also mention academic levels of each school….
The Effects of Standardized Tests on Education
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Standardized tests have been debated and argued for as many years as they have existed. It is worthwhile to look at some of the arguments for both sides and find out if there can be some middle ground. Two important factors of standardized tests are the way the tests are administered and how the results are handled. These two issues may be more important than the tests themselves….
Standardized Tests and Their Effect on the Community
Prof. Moore / Saint Leo University
14 October 2012
There are many types of standardized tests used within schools to determine levels of intelligence and knowledge of subject matter. Teachers and the school board use these test results to determine areas that need improvement for the student and what subject areas they excel in. For students, many of them do not like taking tests especially when they hold a very high….
For years, standardized assessments have been pushed upon students. While they do have some benefits, more problems are continuously emerging. Students are put under enough stress as is attempting to learn large amounts of material in a semester and by forcing tests is adding to it. These tests should be optional for students. In most cases, students memorize information and later forget it; therefore, never actually learning the topic. A test produced by a group of people that is administered to….
Problems with Standardized Testing
Do standardized test scores accurately describe the achievements of a student? Regardless of what reports and newspapers suggest, scores on standardized tests do not reflect a student’s achievements or abilities. Standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT are the focus of argument not only among teachers and educational reformers, but also among students. Opponents agree that the standardized tests are weighted too heavily, and that test anxiety obstructs learning….
Standardized Tests: Are they worth it?
For years, children of all ages have been required to take standardized tests in order to assess their capabilities and theoretically prepare them for further education. These tests are often the main factor in acceptance into colleges and universities, used in grade advancement for younger ages, and an overall indicator of a person’s ability. However, because of the lack of variety in the subjects they evaluate, standardized tests are often under scrutiny….
Schools across the United States are forced to give their students standardized tests. Standardized tests are multiple choice tests based on a list of state standards that a teacher is required to teach. The state makes schools give these tests to measure student achievement. In most schools, these tests go toward a big percentage of a student’s grade and in some cases determine whether the student will pass or fail a class. One can argue that standardized tests are useful; however….