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The Nonconstructive Nature of Standardized Testing Essay

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Standardized testing? Those two words are being heard by students all over the world and is beginning to be a repetitive non constructive assessment. This nonconstructive assessment has become relied upon by the school board to somehow grade the students accurately on a subject that is taught in a small window of time. This is a window that is a two week period and doesn't give teachers nor students enough time to learn or teach it. This is detrimental to the student body by not allowing a them to be properly +assessed. Throughout the last century, American education has used standardized testing to assess the aptitudes and achievement of our students. These tests have been used to make informed decisions about curriculum and…show more content…
Standardized testing damages education for kids and young adults. Teachers and students feel a tremendous amount of pressure with high-stakes testing. It has caused kids to become overworked; burnt out on testing. The pressure felt by high-staked testing is greater in disadvantage schools and result in more drill and practice instruction.
Legal precedent suggests that one can opt out on religious grounds. The 14th Amendment protects our rights to spiritual freedom, and this federal law supersedes state statute in regard to parental control over one's child. Do to the vast number of students who are opting out it has created an United Opt Out administration. Students who have not opted out are starting to revolt because they feel its unfair.
Kansas, Alaska, Florida, Utah, Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. All theis states withdrew the state standardized testing from their schools. Their reason is that the states have expressed concerns about the cost of the tests. “Smarter Balanced has estimated its test will cost $22.50 per student for the end-of-year exam and $27.30 per student including mid-year exam (Adrienne,n.p.).”
Standardized testing evaluates a student’s performance on one particular day and does not take into account external factors. There are many people who simply do not perform well on tests. Many of these students are smart and understand the content, but it doesn’t show on the
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