Standardized Testing By David Broussard Summary

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Standardized tests have become a big deal in schools recently, in many schools most of the classes offered have some form of standardized or state regulated test that is required to be taken at the end of the course. These tests are then used to judge how well the teachers, schools, districts, schools, and nations are doing in terms of education. If a teacher’s students don’t score well on a standardized test it could put the teacher’s job in jeopardy, but just because students don’t perform well on a test doesn’t mean the teacher isn’t doing a good job teaching. In her article, Meredith Broussard, an assistant professor at Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, tells and shows you why poor school don’t success as much as other schools on standardized tests. Broussard goes out to a several of the schools close by to her and finds out information about the courses they have, the textbooks and supplies they have, and the textbooks and supplies they still need. She uses all this information to explain what causes poorer schools to perform at lower levels than other schools that have more money. …show more content…
Broussard starts her article off by pointing out how many schools in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and other big cities have the same problems as schools in her city do, they all perform poorly on standardized tests. The she goes on to explain how there are three main companies, CTB McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson, that write and grade a large portion of the standardized tests schools give. Broussard also points out that these same companies that write and grades the tests also write the textbooks that are used to study for the

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