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Standardized Testing
Presents arguments opposed to the use of standardized testing in the classroom.
# 49526 | 1,323 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 10, 2004 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory)

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This paper argues that standardized testing in the classroom could have harmful and long-lasting effects. The paper outlines the negative consequences of standardized testing and concludes with a suggestion for alternative methods of evaluating student and school performance.

From the Paper:

"The widespread use of high-stakes standardized testing seen from coast to coast in the United States does not seem to benefit anyone in the equation. Rayburn (2003) reported of a study conducted by the National Research council that investigated the use of standardized test scores for high-stake purposes, which included promotion, class placement, and graduation. Many people do consider these tests an effective tool for monitoring and shaping up public schools. The study found that standardized testing can yield some valuable information, but the results of these tests are often misunderstood and used improperly."

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