Standardized tests are being used in schools to supposedly determine a student’s academic capacity, or if a teacher’s way of educating is being effective. Tests like the SAT and ACT …show more content…
Standardized tests go back a long time, but just because they have been present for so many years does not mean they are a good source to use. They do not measure all of a student’s brainpower and some even put low income and minority students at disadvantage. These tests should not be used anywhere at all.
We could say standardized tests began in China during the seventh-century when the government began administering written exams to select candidates for civil services (Introduction). Today the Chinese use the Goakao, or high test, which is an incredibly strenuous test required to gain admittance to higher education in China (Introduction). Zoninsein says that this is like China’s SAT, but it lasts two days, covering everything learned since kindergarten, and it has the power to determine one’s entire professional trajectory (Introduction).
Standardized tests in the United States began in 1845 when public education advocate Horace Mann called for standardized testing of spelling, geography, and math in public schools (Introduction). The impacts of immigration