Standardized Testing Effects School Systems

1287 WordsNov 22, 20156 Pages
“Yes!” shouted no one ever when they heard a teacher say, “here another test for you!” In America, students in third grade and up are forced to take a test that will determine if the teacher and school is doing a good job. At any part of the year, teachers and student tried teaching or taking these test. The test is known as the standardized test which kids have to take multiple one’s a year. Standardized testing effects school systems especially teachers and students. Teachers have to plan their schedule around the test which makes very little time for actual learning. Students are very affected by the test: especially kids with a learning disability. A bad social economic system can also be a factor in how students perform on the tests. It also affects the school systems because whatever they students score on the test determines if they get money for their school. It’s best to know why they started standardized testing. In 2001, President George W. Bush passed an act only a few days in office called No Child Left Behind (NCLB). He wanted a way to measure how schools are doing, and give each child a fair opportunity for a good education. He also helped provide grants to educate low-income students called The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). (Thomas, 149-207) The United States major challenge during that time was to improve education quality, help students reach a high standard, and strengthening accountability. The act No Child Left Behind also help prevent
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