What Are The Benefits Of Standardized Testing

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Every public school in every state in the United States of America is required to give standardized tests. Every student must take the tests: unless, their parents refuse to have their children take the test. The test might be a state test, such as the regents in New York State, or a test like the SATs and ACTs that most high school students take. Most kids get nervous for these tests. The student might not be good at a subject and not like the test. Others might just be terrible at test taking. Teachers must take time out of teaching to prepare the students for the tests for the state tests. The nationwide tests are costly to help prepare for tests. Some people feel like the students aren’t pressured on the tests. Every single test causes …show more content…
For example, the student has a 90% average on their homework/classwork grades but averages 60% on the exams.”(Cuenca 1). If the student is a bad test taker they will end up not doing well on the standardized tests. The bad test taking goes back to the college looking at the students SAT and ACT scores. Since the student is a bad test taker they will end up with lower scores than what they actually know. The school will believe think the student is not as smart as they really are. The student will not get into the college based on their bad test taking ability. The school will think that the student is not that great even though they just have bad tests. The bad test taking will also lower the students class average which will also hurt them while getting into college. The students average can go down a grade by tests and the college will see the final grade, not the different grades a teacher uses
(homework, classwork, tests, and quizzes) to get the final average. The standardized tests test student on memory. The student has to remember info from the whole school year. For tests
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The critical reading has three all multiple choiceTanner5 sections with two sections being twenty five minutes long and one sections being twenty minutes long. The writing section has one twenty five minutes multiple choice section, one twenty minute multiple choice section and writing an essay in twenty five minutes. After all of that is done there is an unscored multiple choice section that can be any of the three sections (collegeboard 1) The time for the sections has most students working until the time is up with no chance to check the work. The student is likely to get a worse score if they have no time to check over the test to look for any errors they made. The SAT is not the only time pressured test though.
The ACT is also just as time pressured as the SAT. The ACT consist of four sections or five if the students takes an optional writing section. The mandatory section are english, math, reading and science. The english section has seventy­five questions in only forty­five minutes, the math section has sixty questions in sixty minutes, and the reading and science sections

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