Roxana Useda ENC 1101 Professor Cash November 30, 2012 Why Trust the FCAT? Have you ever felt when taking the FCAT you are wasting your time? Over the years students have been required to take a test that will evaluate them on how well they do. The FCAT is given to obtain an insight on how much students are learning on three main subjects, science, reading, and math every year. Despite the benefits teachers and schools obtain, standardized testing like the FCAT is not effective in evaluating student’s performance because not all students learn at the same level, they fall under pressure, and they are being taught just for the test which prevents from learning skills that are yet to be learned.
Failing has important disadvantages, such as being forced to take remedial classes until the test can be passed, The use and misuse of high- stakes tests are a controversial topic in public education, especially in the United States SAT’s SAT no longer stands for ‘Scholastic Aptitude Test’ which was the original name of the test. It was introduced in 1941. Although you may still see that name occasionally, the College Board, the not-for-profit educational association that sponsors the SATs, decided to let the acronym stand on its own as a way of addressing controversy about the meaning of the word "aptitude." The College Board also rejected the alternative "Scholastic Assessment Test." (This name was redundant, since assessment means test.)
Finally, the most negative aspect is that the standardized testing is not a valid measure of learning for educating students because the inhibition of standardized testing for teachers and the learning materials that would make both teachers and students in a hole. The government needs to found a more reliable measure of performance with the appeal of validity, simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Also, those education technology such as home schooling need to be funded or supported by government as well. Therefore, although the standardized testing system was used to play an instructive, beneficial and important role in the educational arena, the deleterious effects of this testing
The technology can be any application or digital device that is new to you. Format your paper according to APA guidelines. AED 200 Week 8 Checkpoint - Accommodating ELL Students Write a response to Journal Entry #2 (p.461) from Chapter 13 in Introduction to the Foundations of American Education (13th ed.). In 200-300 words outline your list and assess the ten steps by explaining how they will benefit the ELL students. AED 200 Week 9 Capstone DQ Post your response to the following: Of all the current issues in education, which do you think will be the biggest issue for you local or state schools?
Devin Dufrene Essay 4 April 14, 2009 Failure Failure! Some students are afraid of it, Then again some students are given grades and passed anyway. Students should not be given grades and diplomas if they did not learn the necessary information and earn the grade. In this essay I will respond on how I agree with Mary Sherry in “In Praise of the F Word “on how students are hurt later in life First, if student doesn’t learn necessary information in high school he or she will not be able or having a lot off trouble in the after life with college or there new job. In example, if a student gets by in his English class not caring and not trying to learn, but his teacher likes the student so he passed him, when that student goes to college he will have trouble because he doesn’t know how to write a correct essay because he was given the grade.
When I first opened the test, I realized that some of the topics included were never taught. I didn’t miss any math classes throughout the year, so I didn’t understand why the questions were so difficult. I was nervous to get my test results
How significant it is for students to pass exit exams if the tests fail to translate into deeper learning for students and academic success? Components of the Exit Exams The exit exams are comprised of two sections, which include English, language arts and Math. Tenth graders who fail the exam have five opportunities to retake the sections they struggle to pass. Students can retake the test twice in their junior and senior and once after high school if they fail it initially. Most states also offer students the opportunity for remediation, typically during the school day.
We can’t issue the same test to everyone, simply because everyone is not the same. Until a new system is enacted in which a student becomes more than just a pass or fail, teachers and students will continue to suffer the consequences of the short comings of standardized testing. Citations "Standardized Tests." Standardized Tests. 13 Mar.
People in poorer communities tend to face harder obstacles like a bad home life, hard economic times, and influences that push dropping out of school. These students also have to deal with old, out-of-date school supplies like textbooks-even their teachers tend to not be as qualified as teachers in wealthier school districts. Furthermore, due to standardized testing, teachers in these poorer school districts tend to teach to the test by teaching with the drill-and-kill method where kids are being taught by memorizing certain multiple choice questions and answers (Neill 29-35). Surprisingly, high-stakes test like promotion tests are the main contributors to retention of students- most of which have learning disabilities. Retention, though, has proved to not help students academically.