The Effects Of Standardized Testing In The Education System

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Public schools in America have serious problems within the system. Problems that could be resolved. Public school systems could and should be better. The citizens, school board, parents, government, principal and even the students have to work together to make the school itself and the system better. The problems I have identified: standardized testing is stressful, schools do not have rigorous programs to prepare students for college, and the difficulty of students transitioning from high school to college are all major issues within the public education system.
Standardized testing is emotionally stressful. Not only are high schoolers but also elementary kids stressed by standardized tests. This leads to illnesses such as vomiting and crying.
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Schools need more rigorous programs because students aren 't getting the skills needed to be successful. Without certain skills they won’t be able to get a satisfying job or the career they want, all because they weren’t taught a skill. “While employers understand that many youth lack technical skills that come with education, training, or previous work experience they do expect youth to possess work skills and soft skills needed for job success.” (Helping Youth Build Work Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.) This details more rigid programs within the education system aligned to the academic standards would help build technical skills, such as education, and employability skills that would help you do things within life and/or your given …show more content…
When getting to college students have a hard time with personal responsibility because they are so use to their parents being their to wake them up or provide for them, but now they have to learn to do everything for themselves. “In college, personal responsibility is a wake up call, as no one will be there to make sure you make it to your 8:00am class when you would rather sleep in.” ("The 3 Challenges Most Students Face Making The Transition From High School To College." - College Tips, Blogs. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.) Even though personal responsibility is a problem, academic overload is a major issue also. Students go to college not prepared for the work because in highschool they do the minimum and now they have to work harder. Reading for example, most students don’t really read in high school but now in college reading is a challenge. “The greatest demand will be reading and preparing for class. This is a challenge because many students report not having to complete any substantial reading for classes in high school and being able to study for the test 15 prior to class and perform well simply based on memorization.” ("The 3 Challenges Most Students Face Making The Transition From High School To College." - College Tips, Blogs. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.) Personal responsibility, academic overload, and now time

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