Some questions that have risen are still needed answering by the many school districts in our nation especially dealing with the curricula of the mathematics courses and text books, and also and the districts investment in the school districts. Does this effect many children in these districts or does that also effect the way our teachers teach the course
Summary/ Response Assignment O`Malley, Patrick. “More Learning, More Testing” In “More Testing, More Learning,” Patrick O`Malley suggests that college professors should give tests to the students periodically in order for the students to learn more. Furthermore, more tests or exams will minimize the student’s stress because students will be more familiar with the subjects that are given to them. Like the author says, “If professors gave an additional brief exams at frequent intervals, student would learn more, study more regularly, worry less, and perform better on midterms, finals, and other papers and projects.” (O`Malley, pg. 488).
An analysis of the types of evaluation, assessment and records used by the Teaching assistant in their school context given the national context and exemplar practice in this area, supported by relevant academic reading. NOTES: · TA’s use a variety of types of assessment for all different purposes. · Summative assessments – SAT’s, mock papers to determine what level the child is up to and what group to put them in. · Formative assessments – Salford reading test, helps inform for planning in curriculum areas, also to develop reading and interpretation skills. · Informative assessment – providing feedback to children, via homework, test results etc.
On the other hand, it’s much more objective and accurate to give scores based on the achievements of the student. In fact, this is a more commonly used way of assessing students. It’s because this takes less time and reflects the students’ performance better. Also, colleges and companies prefer a person who works really hard and gets a successful result to a person who does his best but fail in achieving his goal. Thus, grading based on the achievement is better to reflect students’ capacity that companies need.
The test shows where the kids are at and if they are learning. The test shows if the kids are average, below average, or over average. If the kids are learning their score on the test will show if their learning. The test shows if the teachers are actually teaching the kids. If the majority of the kids are doing good on the test it shows the they are learning from the teacher.
This benefits middle class pupils as all the troublesome students are removed from their school it means the teachers have more time for them to improve their grades thus making the school more popular because of their rank in the league tables then letting them cream-skim thus improving the school further. Consequently, this means the less successful schools have the less able, working class students putting them in a spiral of decline. Cream-skimming is when a higher achieving school selects higher ability pupils, who gain the best results and cost less to teach. This then means they have more money to pay for better equipment and more facilities for the students to achieve higher thus keeping up the standards of the school allowing the school to cream-skim the very best pupils making the school more popular because it has a better rank in the exam league tables. Exam league tables rank each school according to its exam performance but it makes no allowance for the level of ability of its pupils.
He finds out that the students have good performance when applying their knowledge creatively. Schleicher points out that society places a high value on education, and students consistently believe that achievement is proportional to the hard work. He mentions Asian education system pays a lot of attention to the cultivation of the teachers, and they insist on constantly improving their educational practice. However, the author also uses statistical data to show that negative psychological problems exist among students. He suggests we should study and adapt to the Asian education system.
Attention first came to the issue of teacher expectations in 1966, when Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson published the results of a powerful study later known as Pygmalion Effect. Rosenthal and Jacobson’s research, conducted at an elementary school, required teachers to administer to each student the Test of General Ability (TOGA), which is designed to measure a student’s IQ. After the students completed the test, some were chosen at random. To be labeled as academic bloomers, and their names were then given to their teachers. At the end of the academic year, when the students were re-tested, those students thought by teachers to be academic bloomers showed a more significant increase in TOGA scores that students not thought to be academic bloomers.
These students who use motivational beliefs also utilize more self regulation learning skills (Schunk & Zimmerman, 1997). The performance of these students ultimately results in their performance that would otherwise be considered less adaptive through their counterparts (Schunk & Zimmerman, 1997). Schunk and Zimmerman (1997) reported that the social cognitive theory of self regulation is extremely useful in finding how students are able to succeed throughout their education. According to Schunk and Zimmerman (1997), “the social cognitive models distinguish themselves from a purely cognitive theory and they focuses on the interrelationship among learners... their beliefs use self generated learning strategies” (Schunk & Zimmerman, 1997). The social cognitive model is one that is places emphasis on explaining how the individual’s personal behaviors and beliefs are influenced by the individuals learning environment (Schunk & Zimmerman, 1997).
Standardized testing Preface Standardized tests are tests that are administered to evaluate the extent and effects of learning and achievement within our society. They are predominantly used to gauge the performance of students in different schools, districts, within and outside the country. These types of tests hold different criterions and have different purposes associated with them. All of us at some point in our lives are exposed to some tests, either to gauge whether we are ready to move to the next class (advance placement tests), or perhaps the first tests we take known as school readiness test. Standardized tests are defined as uniform procedures for administration and scoring and they often allow a students performance to be compared with the performance of other students at the same age or grade level on a national basis.