Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing In Schools

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Teachers have criteria, which are defined as evaluative standards that can be used as yardsticks for measuring employees’ success or failure. Some of that criterion are: filing efficiency, interactions with clients/students, interactions with coworkers, creativity, written communication, oral communication, liking, attractiveness, etc. Criteria for the criteria needs to have relevance, reliability, sensitivity, practicality, and fairness. Teachers also need to watch their performance criteria, which are: absence, lateness, productivity, etc. (Levy p. 93-110). Otherwise, the students will do the same. Now, the pros and cons of standardized testing. Standardized testing holds teachers and schools accountable, it makes teachers and schools responsible for teaching the students what they are required to know for them. these scores become public record and teachers and schools who do not perform up to par can come under intense scrutiny and can lead to job loss. Standardized testing gives teachers guidance to help them determine what to teach students and when to teach it. The tests also give parents a good idea of how their children are doing as compared to students across the country and locally. The tests are typically accompanied by a set of established standards or instructional framework which provide teachers with guidance for what and when something needs to be taught. Standardized tests are objective in nature. Classroom grades given by a teacher are at the
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