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  • Standardized Tests: Are They Killing Creativity?

    Imagine a world where every person receives a number based on their intelligence. Test scores determine one’s number. High numbers mean the person is intelligent, or they cheat, and low numbers would mean the person is unwise, or suffers from test anxiety. What would your number be? Standardized tests came about in 1845 as a replacement to oral exams— given to prove knowledge in paper form. In 1920 the SAT made its debut as the first voluntary standardized test given to those on track for higher…

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  • Monica Ellen Rizzo's Argument Analysis

    The article I chose to analyze is Monica Ellen Rizzo’s Master Thesis for her Master of Science in Education titled Redundancy, Discrimination, and Corruption in the Multibillion-Dollar Business of College Admissions Testing. My reason for choosing this paper is the way she presents her argument because she provides a personal reason why she is writing about the subject of college admissions testing and writes the paper very technically which is the way I prefer to think. Her goal for this paper…

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  • Nespresso Case Study

    8.1: The Unique Business model of Nespresso 8.1.1: Nespresso began in 1986 as a more traditional business model in which the company manufactured Coffee machines and created a pod system, and then gave both products to traditional retailers to sell to offices and home users. 8.1.2: For a dozen years, this model did not prosper. In 1998, a new CEO devised changes to the business model, which revolutionised sales and put the company on a growth trajectory which created annual growth of more than…

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  • Reasons Against Standardized Testing

    “And now…you may begin”. Isn’t this saying really familiar? Nervous feeling permeates the air, and all students start to sweat. Why are they all here anyways? Well, if one replies back that he is here to get a good score and go to an Ivy League university, is it not obvious? Standardized testing, of course. Is this really necessary? In recent years, statistics has shown that not only is the test unproductive, but also wastes time. Can you honestly tell me that those tests are fair to everyone?…

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  • Is Standardized Testing Be Unjust?

    A wise man by the name of Albert Einstein once said, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” As a junior in high school who has taken numerous standardized tests since elementary school, I am very perturbed in how fair or just standardized testing is. With all the controversy going on today about standardized testing, what society fails to realize is that standardized tests are neither fair nor…

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  • Essay On Standardized Testing In College Admissions

    Is Standardized Testing Still Effective In College Admissions? Michelle Obama once said, “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn 't be here. I guarantee you that”. A standardized test is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions, is on a time limit, or is scored in a “standard” manner. The problem is, is that all students aren’t the same and colleges want diverse, critical-thinking students. Standardized tests…

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  • Common Core State Standards Summary

    The assessment is used to decide whether a program accomplishes the goals of the program and ensures stakeholders stay on task producing constantly improving results by examining all areas of the program, including needs assessments, cost analysis, staffing roles and responsibilities, efficiency audits, direct professional results and next steps. The article presented two different viewpoints regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). An article printed in the American Educator stated…

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  • Disadvantages Of Standardized Testing

    Standardized testing is a major issue that limits students’ ability to succeed. Standardized testing is unsuccessful in grasping the actual capabilities of a student’s potential, due to the difference in the way students minds work. A good example of this theory, is the quote by Edward de Bono, “Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.” Standardized tests are geared…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Starbucks: More Than Just Coffee

    The author of Starbucks: More Than Just Coffee, Amanda Roadarmel, used many examples of ethos, pathos, and logos throughout her article. She used ethos to portray credibility and to obtain the trust of the audience. She shows her credibility through her knowledge on Starbucks. Pathos was used to connect with the audience through emotion and experience in order to get the audience to feel more passionately about the subject. The author connected with the audience through her descriptions on…

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  • Standardized Tests Effectively Measure Student Achievement Analysis

    Analysis of “Standardized Tests Effectively Measure Student Achievement” Herbert J. Walberg, a former teacher at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, exhibits his professional views on standardized testing. In the article, “Standardized Tests Effectively Measure Student Achievement” Walberg exhibits his views on the benefits of standardized testing. Walberg says, “Standardized tests fairly and comprehensively measure student performance, thus directly benefiting…

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