Benefits Of Standardized Testing In Schools

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1. Detracking in combination with strategies such as cooperative learning, peer tutoring, multilevel teaching, shared decision making with students and de-emphasizing the use of textbooks, while challenging racist and classist notions of ability, can improve student learning and achievement. I fully agree with this because of many reasons like the fact that when taking place in cooperative learning will show the students to be independent and show them the benefits of it and especially for working in groups. I love peer tutoring I feel like it is a way for students to learn off each other and allow them to better teach their fellow student the way they took in a certain subject allowing students to benefit off each other without being afraid …show more content…
I totally agree that now a days standardized testing is used as a way of distinguishing the students with chances to make it from those who won’t. It has made teachers teach to the test instead of allowing students to critically think on their own. It has also given the government a look into schools that don’t have good success rates due to the background and the culture from where they come from. The stress that standardized testing brings causes them to lose focus on their grades and other important factors. Some students may excel in the classroom yet not perform well on a standardized test because they're not use to the format given to them. Family strife, mental and physical health issues, and language barriers can all affect a student's test score. Some opponents of testing argue that low-performing schools are unfairly targeted by politicians who use academic performance as an excuse to further their own agendas. As much as I as an educator would want to scrap standardized testing all together that’s not an option I have. I believe that in my own classroom I would do my best to teach to the test but also do it in fun creative ways that would not only be challenging but give students ways to be confident that they will pass the test. I want to as an educator remind my students that as important as the tests are to not psych themselves out either. I know from experiences that my whole life I’ve never been a good test taker but that doesn’t mean that I’m any less …show more content…
There are 5 things that I would like to include into my pedagogy. 1) strong grasp of pedagogical approaches specific to the subject matter and age of the learners (also called pedagogical content knowledge) to be able to teach to the age of my students is very important to me because it is a way to find out different things that they are into that will help them learn something in their own way. 2) appropriate use of whole-class, small group, and pair work. I want to keep my students involved with each other as much as possible to allow them to teach each other and grow through each other such as allowing them to disagree but also agree on certain topics to show them how everyone thinks differently. 3) meaningful incorporation of teaching and learning materials in addition to the textbook. Making it mean something to the students when learning tying it in to life experiences that they may face or come to face for example in math using a question on learning how much you’d pay monthly for a cellphone. 4) frequent opportunities for students to answer and expand upon responses to questions. I feel

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