Standardized testing has become a norm in American education. It has been decided that every student should be able to meet a certain goal. If not, they are below average and will have a hard time being successful in life. Children aren’t motivated to learn when teachers “teach to the test.” There has come to be an understanding that there is a certain level of knowledge demanded by society. Who decides this?
It is one of the aspects of life that are best left not discussed in many social circles. There is a fairly even split in opinions of the parents and teachers on whether a child should fail a test, assignment or grade if they are unable to accomplish the goals set out by the various school boards. Failing grades can be seen as punishment, cause mental anguish and negative repercussions. Some teachers and parents though, feel that failing students when necessary help develop better problem solving skills, teach student life skills as well as growth and positive behaviors towards failing. Many parents and teachers feel that failing can be detrimental to a child’s psychological development.
Group Grading While volunteering in my son’s kindergarten class I have come to realize that education is one area that would not benefit from group grading system. Grading students as a group allows some students to advance based on the work of others, and individual grading makes each student responsible for their own future. Although some people may benefit from a group grading system, an individual grading system is a much better way to judge a student’s level of knowledge, makes them accountable for their own work, and keeps teachers informed of what each student is learning. One of the many ways grading students as a group is less efficient and seemingly harmful is the fact that all students do not have the same level of knowledge. Some academics come naturally to students and if they are outnumbered by those that don’t comprehend the lesson, then they may receive a poor grade.
If a W.C student is labelled by a middle-class (M.C) teacher the student often believe that the teacher is right therefore they take that label they have been given and they become a self-fulfilling prophecy which means they accept the label they have been given and stay that standard, this is basically saying if a student is labelled negatively they stay negative because they are ‘fulfilling their own prophecy’ so they are now going to underachieve in education. This is effected by poverty due to W.C generally not being able to afford nice uniforms so the teacher can tell they come from a W.C background because they don’t look as smart as the M.C students. Another reason in the claim that poverty is the main reason for W.C underachievement is because they are generally more fatalistic. If a W.C child is fatalistic in school then it means that they are also culturally deprived, because they are culturally deprived they have attitudes which insist that they are not going to do well in school because for example their parents didn’t then they will not try to get an education as they are fatalistic about being setup to fail in
A student should never act dumbfounded by how poorly their final grades turned out to be considering the amount of information provided by the instructor in order to help aid the student in time of need. Weisenfeld states, “Many, when pressed about why they think they deserve a better grade, admit they don't deserve one but would like one anyway.” Assuming the students already foresaw the outcome of their grades,
A7.1: Special Education Disability Categories: Continue or Eliminate Debra L. Gann Walden University Foundations: Special Education Derek Schroll, Instructor 30 Seprember, 2011 Special Education Disability Categories: Continue or Eliminate The concept of special education disability categories is a two edged sword. The notion that it is in a student’s best interest to avoid labeling comes with the risk of not being able to provide the necessary amount of support. The other edge is related to the stigma and lack of progress toward returning the student to the general education class that often occurs once a student is identified. It becomes the teacher/professional’s responsibility to stand alongside the parent and determine the best path for a particular student. As educators, it is important to focus on the concept that each student is an individual and deserves a program that is tailored for them.
But when they get downstairs all ready to go, their parents tell them about how they need them to do better in school so that later on in life they can go to college and have a real job. This can be good, because it teaches their kids to succeed at everything they do, but it can also be hard on our children to tell them things like this. Everyone will always eventually fail and something, and when they do it will not feel good, but also having the feeling that they have let down their parents, that’s worse. When children think that their parents will now hate them because they did not pass a test, or do that well in their football game, they get depressed. They think that they are worthless and can’t do anything right.
If a person feels bored, it is because he or she needs to make it an obligation to amuse his or herself. Every person is at fault when it comes to American schooling being boring. Not only is it up to the teacher to make the class interesting, the students need to participate and show interest. Interestingly, the three main reasons it is important for schools to be around are: to make good people, to make good citizens, and to make each person his or her personal best. It is interesting because it is nowhere near
Then, there is the reality teacher, this teacher always stays focus and is not there to tell jokes but to make sure the class learns. All types of these teachers are fine when compared to an outright bad teacher. Bad teachers don’t explain things well, and they are quick to give every student a disgustingly nasty attitude for asking questions. A bad teacher is the reason why all prospective teachers should be required to pass an English oral proficiency exam before being hired because it would be the morally right thing to do since students have to take entrance exams before entering college, it will also save schools a lot of money, and most importantly it will get rid of the bad teaches before they are ever able to influence and ruin a student’s year. First, testing the would-be teachers would be good because it would be morally right for the educational society in America.
Your script is short and Cleary, very straight forward and easy to understand the point you’re trying to pass on to the reader. I would like to agree with you on when you said “Our educational system misleads the youth of today” This point is very well explained and very true. School is the main reason people don’t succeed in life because it teaches you the things which you won’t use and don’t need in the outside world. My goal in life is to be an engineer but school not only discourages you but also forces you to take subject which are not related to engineering for instinct grade 7-9 you are suppose to take biology. This might be said to be an advantage that it increases your knowledge but that not true, what I really think is that it gets you confused, lost and most likely finding yourself on the wrong dream at the end of it all.”Learning should be a more active process “This quote backs up the previous quote because for example engineering is mostly to do with practical work, field work but instead you waste 15 years of your life in a room doing things which are unrelated to your goal instead of being out exploring and learning more about engineering and preparing for the real thing.”What, after all, is the