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  • Their Students Achievement Levels
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    The abbreviation SOL stands for, Standards of Learning. The Standards of Learning is a test that was devised in the spring of 1998 to provide information on the progress of students toward meeting achievement levels. To me as a citizen of Virginia, and as a student, I think this test is a burden on most students in all grade levels, and should be eliminated. Because first, the number of tests being administered to student each year is outrageous, second, the penalties a student has to face for f...
  • Minority Students In Small Class Sizes
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    report on article 'Do Disadvantaged Benefit More from Small Classes?' This article talks about the advantaged and disadvantaged students in our classes. They break them down in terms of economics. It's really interesting how they show this through certain expierments and other correlations. The written Barbara A Nye, Larry V. Hedges, and Spyro's Konstantopoulos take the information already collected during a class size experiment in the state of Tennessee in the mid 1980's. They then take the da...
  • Parental Consent Drug Testing And Counseling Act
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    Drug Testing Making a person take a drug test violates their Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights under the constitution of the United States of America. Recently, there has been an increase in companies and schools using drug test. Some companies force their employees to submit to a drug test before being hired and randomly while employed. High school sport regulations require that all student athletes give consent to being randomly drug tested. Other schools are going as far as making all student...
  • Part Of Schooling And Students
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    Academic Integrity: Why Students Cheat Surveys say that 25 to 70 percent of all college students cheat according to William Shropshire's article "Of Being & Getting: Academic Honesty". The motivations behind why students cheat are the root of the problem of the dishonesty. Shropshire finds that the main reason students choose to cheat is they weigh out the benefits and see that it would help them to get ahead. Cheating has a low-risk factor and many students feel that cheating on one test will n...
  • Standardized Test
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    Higher Standards: Problems with Standardized Testing " Where is the standardized test that can measure passion for learning, respect for others, and human empathy?" These are the words of Tom McKenna, a disgruntled high school teacher from Portland, Oregon. Like many other educators and students across the nation, Tom is tired of the system. The educational system today is composed of a series of standardized tests. Standardized tests are bad for many reasons. They cause teachers to limit their ...
  • Taas Test Questions
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    Dear Commissioner of Education, Education has always been an issue in everyday life, and continues today to be very important. The effectiveness of statewide testing has been under much discussion as President Bush has made education a top priority in his administration. In my opinion however, the method used in Texas, TAAS testing, is not effective and should not be implemented nationwide because this method pressures teachers to teach specifically toward the test, specifically encouraging memo...
  • Drug Testing In Schools
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    Argument: Random Drug Testing in High schools Many high schools across the country have brought much attention to the idea of giving random drug tests to students in high school. The newfound interest in student drug testing may be as a result of recent polls, which have shown an increase in drug use among high school students. Many teachers, parents, and members of school com ities are for the drug testing, while most students and some parents feel that this would be a violation of students rig...
  • Standardized Tests A Poor Scale Of Students
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    Standardized Testing Every year thousands upon thousands of children, ages seven and upwards sit down to take their scheduled standardized tests. This generation has been classified as the most tested in history. "Its progress through childhood and adolescence" has been "punctuated by targets, key stages, attainment levels, and qualifications" ("Stalin in School" 8). Each year the government devises a new standard and then finds a way to test how each student measures up to this standard. They h...
  • Ones Intelligence With A Test
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    Intelligence: A Product of Social Construction Since the development of the intelligence quotient, schools in every part of the world have been using the IQ test to categorize millions of students into three groups. These three groups, which are the gifted, the average, and the retarded, are falsifications that perpetuate in our world culture and cause many gifted students to be deemed retarded and vice a versa. Why then is the IQ test so heavily relied on in our school systems? For schools the ...
  • Education Of Students In School
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    Parents for Public Schools Today, the push for more accountability of student performance changed how assessment will be measured and judged in public schools. Not only will students be assessed through test scores, but also through attendance, school work, and observations. Parents hold the schools responsible for the advancement of their students' knowledge. Different tests are given to measure their intelligence level which is either used to compare one student to another or measure their per...
  • Low Income Students And Students
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    Standardized tests are very common throughout the United States. They are used to measure students' academic performances in school. These tests vary from state to state in all grade levels. However, these tests are believed to be biased towards those students who come from higher-class neighborhoods, simply because they have more educational resources. "The absence of standards virtually guarantees stratified resources and access to knowledge, based upon income, color of skin, and the community...
  • Their Standardized Tests
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    Standardized testing is a phrase that has come to strike fear into the hearts of many students. Students dread them, adults look back on them with remorse, and teachers fret over preparing their students for them. But what is their real purpose? Is it to test knowledge and intellect, to analyze the quality of the taker's education or is it something else? Standardized testing is not an effective way to test the skills and abilities of today's students. Standardized tests do not reveal what a stu...
  • Standardized Tests
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    Almost every person who has graduated from high school has taken the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), which is generally used for college admissions. We all remember the stress of taking a test that could affect our future educational plans. Now due to the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001, this kind of test is now being administered to children from the 3rd to 8th grades as a way to determine if the school or teachers are educating them properly. High-stakes standardized tests of this nature ...
  • Every High School Student
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    Standardized tests have historically been used as measures of how students compare with each other or how much of a particular curriculum they have learned. Increasingly, standardized tests are being used to make major decisions about students, such as grade promotion or high school graduation, and schools. More and more often, they also are intended to shape the curriculum and instruction. Students across America have had to repeat classes because of the way standardized tests are used to pass ...
  • Tests For Disabilities
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    Multiple choice tests do not measure important student achievement. Multiple-choice tests are a very poor yardstick of student performance. They do not measure the ability to write, to use math, to make meaning from text when reading, to understand scientific methods or reasoning, or to grasp social science concepts. Nor do these tests adequately measure thinking skills or assess what people can do on real-world tasks. Test scores are not helpful to teachers. Standardized, multiple choice tests ...
  • Requirements Of An Illegal Substance Test
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    A few years ago, a school board near Birmingham, Alabama approved that all students who participate in extracurricular activities will be required to take an illegal substance test. Because of this situation, people who participate in extracurricular activities may be required to take drug, alcohol, and nicotine tests when requested. But should all students be required to take drug, alcohol, and nicotine tests? Participation in all extracurricular activities is a choice. Because it is a choice, ...
  • Student's Performance On A Standardized Test
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    Standardized testing is a serious issue to all students in schools today. Standardized testing is taken more serious than ever. Standardized tests may affect what classes a child is placed in during grade school or whether someone gets into college. Standardized tests even affect a school in many ways. Albert Einstein once said, "Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts". Standardized testing has an effect on underprivileged kids, on schools, and on...
  • Students Test
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    Michele Coulon 7-16-03 Standardized Tests- should we have them? Standardized tests are exams designed to measure a student's scholastic performance. These tests are a controversial issue, because some people feel the test do not show the students' intelligence. I am one of these people. What the test may cover may not be what the students have learned in class. However, some critics feel "that standardized tests allow administrators, teachers, and parents the opportunity to view solid evidence o...
  • Every Student
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    I believe that education is part of the winding journey life offers us. Consequently, as a future teacher, I think that we should offer students a knowledge that will benefit them for years to come. We, as teachers, should try to instill in our students a love for learning. Teaching in this day in age is a challenging process, one that I fully embrace and look forward to. Through my course work, I have learned that a very effective way to teach is in a constructivist manner. This method, I belie...
  • Students Test
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    Are Standardize Tests Sufficient? Essay, Research Paper "Anyone involved in education should be concerned about how overemphasis on the SAT is distorting educational priorities and practices, how the test is perceived by many as unfair, and how it can have a devastating impact on the self-esteem and aspirations of young students,' said University of California President Richard C. Atkinson in a speech he gives to the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. I really didn't enjoy taking ...

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