Benefits of Standardized Testing Research Proposal by Master Researcher

Benefits of Standardized Testing
A proposal to demonstrate the merits of standardized testing in schools.
# 35611 | 2,900 words | 10 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2003 in Education (Teaching Methods)

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This paper presents a proposal to prove that standardized tests are important for testing and accounting for both the students and the instructors at institutions. The paper outlines the methods and procedures of this study and discusses how they will demonstrate that standardized tests are effective measures of accountability and proficiency in educational institutions because they gauge the instructional mode of teachers.

Review of Literature
Statement of Hypotheses and Operational Definitions
Methods and Procedures

From the Paper:

"Schools and colleges have often been criticized for the lack of standard curriculum. Institutional heads especially have been blamed for their lack of concentration on instructional methods so that their students often fail in the standard tests. On the other hand, opponents of the standard tests are of the opinion that standardized tests are not only responsible for making the process of testing difficult but promote institutions to focus their curriculum to the curriculum of the tests only. They do not focus on the value of education and on knowledge acquisition. By making the process of learning standardized educational institutions are ignoring social challenges and social needs. In the process they fail to provide for cognitive development needs which is the basis of education. Proponents of standardized tests on the other hand uphold that standardized tests lists sets of criteria which are important in identifying whether schools and educational institutions are delivering the required standard of education. If their students fail in their tests, it means that they are not tailored to the required national intellectual level. Hence standardized tests are a good measure of accountability of the educators as well as the institutional systems [Kottke, 2001]."

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