Standardized Testing Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

Standardized Testing
An examination of the pros and cons of standardized testing.
# 60621 | 1,431 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 04, 2005 in Education (Teaching Methods) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explores the validity and reliability of standardized tests and discusses whether these tests are specific to purpose. The paper provides an assessment of non-standardized students. The paper contends that the use of "high-risk/stake" testing should be carefully reconsidered and possible adoption of other methods secured. The paper discusses various research studies on this topic and concludes that since there is no such thing as a 'standardized student', standardized testing is missing the mark.

From the Paper:

"Mandated testing is occurring in many states and within many schools through the United States. This tests are for the specific purpose of gathering data and facts in relation to achievements students each year as well as being a test that carries "high-risks" in terms of the student's future, noticeably so when considered so much is riding on the score of only one test. Furthermore, schools as well as the faculty may receive praise or heavy sanction based on high or low testing scores. And these tests may be enacted by policy-makers with the best of intentions and with the most integral thought as motive however, it doesn't add up to an average however, indeed there is no such thing as average with only one test."

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