Is There a Benefit to Standardized Testing?

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Standardized Testing In Schools Schools all over the nation have introduced standardized testing as a way to evaluate what the students have learned over the course of the school year. Exams can be administered online or on paper, depending on the subject. Test can be taken at different points of the school year; results can be used as a way to determine what areas are weaker than others. Most results are viewed by the school board, administrators, and teachers. In some schools students take one end of the year test with different subjects, other just takes one test. These tests can be graded by groups of people are computers. Standardized testing has become a part of America’s educational system and many don’t see the benefit of the test at all. At Mac Gregor Elementary my fifth grade students take online test sent from the district every Friday. The test includes a math, reading and vocabulary subjects. The teacher often attempts to create a lesson plan based around the things that are going to be on the test. Many of activities include critical thinking, grade level vocabulary words, and math problems. The curriculum has been almost completely affected by these testing and the standards. In order to pass the students have certain requirements that they have to be reached, if not an intensive meeting with the student and his or her parents will take place so that everyone is on the same page. Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the
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