Standardization Essay by Neatwriter

An analysis of the issues concerning standardized testing in the public school system.
# 60424 | 1,960 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Aug 18, 2005 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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The state of American public schools is tumultuous to say the least. Some individuals in the field of education believe that standardization will provide solutions to the problems facing public schools. Many educators believe that implementing certain standards into the educational system will improve the public school system. This discussion observes three key points of observation as presented in the article "Standardization versus Standards" by D. Meier and provides an additional analysis from various other sources on the topic.

From the Paper:

"Meier (2002) asserts that the revolution of standardized testing has become an extremely political process. The author contends that tests are designed by the department of education in each state. In many cases, the officials that design the tests have had unrealistic expectations of the things that children in certain age groups should learn and understand. Rothstein (2004) explains that "state and federal law assume that the quality of public education can be gauged by the number of students who reach the "proficiency" mark on a standardized test. Indeed, the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law provides serious penalties for schools that fail to make sufficient annual gains in these numbers. It is a terribly misguided policy (Rothstein 2004)." The article contends that the quest to improve the public education system in America has led to the politicizing of standardized testing."

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