Standardized Testing in Ontario Argumentative Essay by Master Researcher

Standardized Testing in Ontario
A discussion on the negative effects of Ontario's standardized testing.
# 86632 | 1,800 words | 9 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Education (Theory) , English (Argument) , Education (Social Issues)

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The paper describes how the government of Ontario appointed the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) in 1995, as an independent agency to evaluate the quality of education in the province. The paper analyzes how the EQAQ administers province-wide tests. These include the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) for Grade 10 students, reading, writing and math tests for Grade 3 and 6, and math tests for Grade 9.

From the Paper:

"Mike Harris' Ontario government introduced a system of standardized testing in 2001. This was presented as being for the sake of improving the quality of education in Ontario. However it will be argued that the real point of introducing standardized testing was political, and that in fact standardized testing is bad for education, not good for it. In fact, children suffer when standardized testing is used, and the quality of their education declines. They may even be put off learning, or suffer stress that negatively impacts their natural love of learning."

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