Why We Should Not Take Standardized Testing In Schools

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Schools and the state should not make students take standardized tests. First of all, for most of the test, the students have not learned the material. Also, it only examines how someone does that one day and not of the whole year. Lastly, some of these tests rate the school and teacher’s performance, and not actually seeing what the students are learning in class. Many standardized tests aren’t testing the students on what they’re being taught, but they are testing them on what the state might assume they are learning. When a student takes a regular test, they have been preparing for a while and know the material, but you never know what will be on a standardized test. You can not prepare for something when you don’t know what it is. For example, on MAPS tests, every student is on a different level and no one has the same question. It’s like if in class you are learning that 5 X 5 = 25 and on the test it might be “If X = 9, than what is 13X +…show more content…
The state hasn’t thought of the different factors such as, someone with special needs or when one student doesn’t even care enough to try. It also can make failings schools desperate and make them more likely to cheat. 178 Atlanta public school teachers and administrators from 44 schools were found to be cheating on standardized tests according to a July 2011 state report, according to Steve Osunsami and Ben Forer. Standardized testing is not an ethical way to see if teachers are helping the students. A better way would be for someone to come and watch a class, this way you can see how they’re teaching and different factors in the class. Students should not be subjected to taking standardized tests. Some of the material might not have been covered in class. Also, it doesn’t test a child throughout the year, just on one day. Finally, standardized tests are practically testing the teachers on how well they are helping students learn in one
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