Standardized Testing

Morlan, Meaghan

CA

Wright, L. (2018). Does standardized testing help students. Educationpost. Retrieved from http://educationpost.org/does-standardized-testing-help-students/ 

Summary: Article that discusses the positives of standardized testing. Why the government does it. How it helps.

Evaluation: I am against standardized testing in general. As someone who has never tested well, I don’t like it at all. I also don’t like that many schools seem more concerned about raising test scores than educating students. “Teaching to the test”, as it were. However, this article discusses the other side of the issue in that testing helps identify which students need more help and in what areas. I still don’t agree that standardized testing is the best method of identifying those students and addressing the problem areas in education, but I can at least see why they do it. This article sheds a positive light on the issue.

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