The Pros And Cons Of Standardized Tests

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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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If a student is to take the writing section an essay is required to be written in thirty minutes (description of ACT). For the math section, a student must answer a question in one minute. A student has thirty­six seconds per question for the english section. The science and reading sections give fifty­two and a half seconds for each question. The time for each question is not that much so a student will be nervous if they are going slower than the time for each question. If a student gets nervous he/she will most likely either rush through to make up for time and get questions wrong or not think properly because of nervousness and end up getting questions wrong. The time constraints for each section can help be avoided, but it is at some price.
Students get better scores on the SATs and ACTs by paying money to learn tricks. What is the best way to learn about tricks for standardized tests? Paying for an expensive prep class.Tanner6
Many of the SAT/ACT prep classes offer hints and tricks on how to do better on the test. One of the most popular test prep is KAPLAN. The cost for an eighteen hour course cost only a mere
$699 (SAT prep options). Some families find the cost to much and can not pay for the prep

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