Standardized testing has been around for a surprisingly long time, but has become much more regulated in the 21st century. With so much based upon these tests, debate has sparked about the effectiveness of them. Are they really a good measure of intelligence? Or do they just measure how well a student takes a certain form of test?
Standardized tests are effective
Standardized tests act as the most effective nationwide tool of measuring student success.
Standardized tests provide opportunities for students
For students in large schools, standardized tests act as a way for particularly motivated students to stand out among the crowd.Explore
They allow for a consistent assessment in students across America
With the sheer number of students in the country and the varying differences in each school, standardized tests are necessary to accurately gather data.Explore
Standardized tests are not effective
Standardized testing, an attempt to measure student success, only ends up measuring their testing ability, while corrupting the purpose of learning.
They prompt teachers to teach to the test
Teachers shape their entire curriculum to teaching techniques and content that will be on the test, leaving no time for other material.Explore
Too many important decisions rely on the outcome of the tests
From teacher tenure to student promotion to the next grade, way too much relies on only one form of national student assessment.Explore
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