The Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

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The image chosen portrays to the reader that when children graduate from the public school system they are only qualified to take tests, more specifically speaking, standardized tests. In the image there are two men; one sitting behind a big desk reading a piece of paper and one on the other side sitting in a small chair with a huge pencil in his hand. Mike Keefe 2002, in the image the man behind the desk holding the piece of paper says to the skinny man sitting in the chair on the other side of the desk, “So, you were educated in the public school system- What does that qualify you to do?” and the man replies to him “Is that a multiple choice, true-false, or fill-in-the-blank question?” When the audience reads this it leads them to believe that having your kids graduate from a public school is a bad idea …show more content…
This image takes the reader’s emotions and uses them to persuade the readers to agree that standardized testing isn 't’ helping students be prepared for their future. The image portrays how students only know how to answer multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-false questions. This isn’t necessarily true but standardized tests are not bettering the kids who take them. Teachers in public school systems teach what they are required to by the state and take tests on every section that they do. This way of teaching isn’t really teaching the children. The kids can memorize the material just for that test then after they pass that section they can forget all about it. This is because most of the material learned in school children won’t use after high school. The image is black and white so it doesn’t pop but the message on the picture catches the reader’s attention. The words on the image and what they say are what really catches the reader’s eyes. It shows that the kids just memorize the answers to questions and not the actual fact that the teachers are trying to get them to

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