They stress day and night over these overrated tests, like previously stated channeling out the imagination, curiosity and good will. Besides being an imprecise measure for students, they use them to judge a teacher’s performance as well, essentially used to either reward or punish them. Standardized test are not helping us very much right now. In conclusion, the usage of standardized tests should be discontinued or by the very least lessened. These tests are not helping people, it’s initially having a negative effect on students and teachers.
Cheating, fear of failure are just some of the examples that existing in the graded-oriented environment. Measureable outcomes are necessary but it doesn’t mean that teachers have to turn everything into numbers; in fact grades are the “least significant results of learning”. Although the absence of “assessment-based grading” is a necessary; teachers should consider these following grading techniques: replace numbers and letter with rubrics, prepare students to every test without fortify their knowledge, post grades online only add more destructive effects on learning, students are willing to read your comments about their works and finally
Waiting for the Superior Hero In the film, they revealed how bad teachers are often transferred from one school to another. This can be seen as a rotation cycle which is not turning out well for the public school system as well for the students. The reason being why a school lets a teacher go is because they discover that they are not doing their job efficiently which leads students to not learning. When students do not learn at least the basics of education, then they do not meet the state standards and cannot enter the next grade level. With this in mind, administrators are stuck trying to figure out what in the world are they doing wrong.
I have the tendency to lose interest quickly which is terrible in most cases, especially when it comes to learning; sometimes when I am trying to grasps a concept that doesn’t make much sense to me, I sabotage my learning process because my brain seems as if it is almost shutting down even when I try to concentrate very hard. This would not serve me well in a working environment as I cannot just shut down as soon as I have lost interest, as that would stunt my professional development. Being a dominant character is not always a good thing because sometimes I am reluctant to let someone else take charge which has probably cost me a lot of learning opportunities in the past. A ‘Jump first/think later’ mentality is definitely the worst sort of mentality to have when in a working environment, especially when dealing with people; things have to be calculated with all details taken into consideration and could lead to a lot of errors and disciplinary actions, although this could be a valuable learning experience to not do it again, it is worse to make such errors as this reckless mentality is neither valid in a work environment or professional. There is no truer statement for me than I talk more often than I listen, I do not favour listening or when I have to
She concluded Brigit might not have done the tests accurately because of the previous reading. Instead of addressing this issue she decided to avoid the confrontation and shoulder the responsibility of retesting everyone. In my opinion passive communication, although avoid confrontation is not effective because Brigit is left unaware she completed the tests inaccurately. This is an injustice to her and the students because she will continue to make this mistake unknowingly. The more effective way to handle this in my opinion would be to ask Brigit to demonstrate how to complete the test and show her what she is doing incorrectly.
How do they do it? Most of the time they don't really understand the material in the class, but somehow manage to pass with good grades. There are many downsides to what Bruno describes as being “cheated in the long run." He mentioned that although the students have remembered all the facts they don't really achieve any additional intelligence. He brought up a good point that a lot of people wouldn't have thought of in terms of a student’s education.
If at any point they failed, they would see this as a big mistake and give up and have a lack of motivation. It can also be argued that working class children do not get the support of their parents, this is because many of the parents believe that they survived without an education, so believe that there children can do the same. Working class families can also lack in support in terms of if the child fails a particular exam, they would not give them positive feed back on how they could improve they would improve. Whereas, it can be argued that higher class families have more motivation and the parents also give the support to the children that is needed. This would have a positive influence on the child’s education as it would give them hope and not give them an opportunity of giving up.
Second, unclear directions can also stunt a projects turnout (Northouse, 2012). Employees who don’t understand steps to accomplish their task will not achieve correct results (Northouse, 2012). If the teacher in the previous example stated that the goal of the essay was to create structured paragraphs, but neglected to tell the students how that can be achieved; she provided unclear instruction. These ambiguous directions will inhibit good
Passing a standardized test is a skill that can be taught, but does not truly measure what a student has learned in the classroom; therefore standardized tests should not be used as a tool to measure students knowledge because students have more to offer than just filling in bubbles. Standardized tests don’t provide information that is useful in the future, resulting in students losing interest in learning because its not fun. The average student does not enjoy being cooped up in classroom for four hours filling in bubbles. This is when students think that the school is a reflection of standardized tests and they no longer want to learn. The information used in standardized tests has no importance in the real world.
Moreover, the author claims that although children usually use abbreviations, they seldom use it in their exams. The reason is children do not want to get low marks because of these abbreviations. Dite claims that texting is harm to English literacy. He believes that texting makes children use abbreviation in homework and exams as a habit. As a result, children could fail their exam or could not find a job in the future.