Essays Tagged: "standardized tests"

Gender Bias in Math and Engineering, What is being done?

I am worried about the future of young girls. Female students consistantly score lower then boys on standardized tests and take fewer advanced math courses. Some schools have implemented single-sex cl ...

(3 pages) 99 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The correlation between socioeconomic status and student performance

records have been maintained. Students from affluent backgrounds tend to do better in school and on standardized tests than students from economically disadantaged backgrounds. In the following paragr ...

(10 pages) 421 1 3.9 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Why IQ tests don't test intelligence

tests really measuring? Are they measuring a person's intelligence? Their abilityto perform well on standardized tests? Or just some arbitrary quantity of the person's IQ?When examining the situations ... zing a group's intellectual ability, they are not a good indicator of intelligence.To issue a truly standardized test, the testing environment should be the same foreveryone involved. If anything has ...

(3 pages) 196 1 2.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Is standardized testing a good idea? The lack of equality in today's school systems often decide a student's future. Is a standardized test the measure of a student?

Standardized Testing: Good or Bad?The current trend of "high stakes" standardized testing can be bot ... e students who take them. One might want topose the following question: should so much be riding on standardized testing and arethese tests accurate indicators of a school and/or a student's performan ... at least a century.Immigrants coming to this country in the beginning of the 20th century were givenstandardized tests and could be refused entry to this country based on the results. Tests inpublic s ...

(5 pages) 459 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Futility of Standerdized Tests By JumboMoos Presents arguments against the use of standerdized tests and alternative assessments

Standardized TestingAs a sophomore in high school, I have endured years of 'standardized tests.' If ... (meaning richer) schools. My performance on these tests, has at most, been facile. If we are using standardized tests as the sole factor in determining a student's status or success in life, then our ... hors believed that these tests measured an untrained, "natural intelligence" in children. Obviously standardized tests make a farce of our educational system.In 1916, with the help of Lewis Terman at ...

(5 pages) 141 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

In many ways, Television has proved to be one of the worst inventions of modern times. All too often, Television is harmful because of the shows it broadcasts and the way it is used in the home

spent watching these shows is linked with poorer school performance overall and decreased scores on standardized tests. The more time spent in front of a television, the less time spent on homework or ...

(6 pages) 254 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Bill Cosby.

son, Sid Caesar, and Carl Reiner. Even though his grades were poor in junior high, when he took the standardized tests he was accepted to Central High School, which was a school for all the gifted chi ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Standardized Tests.

American students are the most tested kids in the world, taking standardized tests every year. Most states measure school's performance by now using standardized te ... by now using standardized tests. As the use of tests increases, so do the protests over how to use standardized testing. The use of these tests is not new to education, however the importance on thes ... res so that their children attend these schools.Regardless of where teachers' stand on the issue of standardized tests, they all agree that they are a useful tool in accessing students even if it is o ...

(2 pages) 152 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The effects on standardized testing on both the teachers and students.

a teacher runs in to in a coarse of their year they now are faced with more and more state mandated standardized tests. These test have become the indicators for whether a teacher is a suitable educat ... knowledge they are supposed to learn in that specific grade or do they teach to the exams. Do these standardized tests really prove anything? How usefully are they to the state, the teacher or the par ...

(5 pages) 203 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Standardized Tests in school.

I have always hated standardized tests. Sure, there are many different types of standardized tests. The SAT, the ACT tha ... pared with a more "exclusive" audience in mind. But they're all fundamentally flawed.The point of a standardized test, as near as I can figure it out, is to give colleges, government officials, and pr ... ions to be answered in a structured format in just a few short hours.And if everyone who dealt with standardized tests realized this, and knew that they were a best rough approximations of the truth, ...

(3 pages) 86 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Pitfalls of Standardized Testing. This essay explains how standardized tests should not be the only way that schools should look at how students improve in their acedemics.

es, science, social studies, and subjects that are not on the test.@ This quote makes it clear that standardized tests are becoming the key factors in determining the academic status of students. Thes ... on the student=s grades and in no way compel them to study or even try to receive a passing grade. Standardized test scores may be rising but this comes at the expense of other important school curri ...

(2 pages) 80 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Catholic school Vs Private Schools

is that when these two particular groups were compared, the public school students scored higher on standardized tests by 46% then those from Catholic school! Another question answered from the same s ... en at the Catholic schools. In other words, the Catholic students are ill-prepared when it comes to standardized tests, not having as strong an education background as public school students. Teachers ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

High School Exit Exam: The Controversy

to accommodate the slower learners. It has long been accepted that most colleges require nationally standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT for all applicants. The grades are used to determine ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Too much testing in public schools

the curriculum for instruction to be fully accomplished. He also indicates that these new required standardized tests are of poor quality and newer tests seem not to be in alignment to the standards. ... ut possibly falling behind with other studies.I feel there needs to be an overhaul of the system of standardized tests to improve overall quality instruction and to maximize instructional time in the ...

(2 pages) 55 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Who Are We Testing?

Who Are We Testing? For many years, schools have been required to give their students standardized tests.Elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools have their own specified tes ... the students, the quizzes end up causing more trouble then perseverance.The first reason I believe standardized testing isn't a valid tool for an individual or school is because the grades become the ... ould profit off of this money, making every school better educated overall.Another reason I believe standardized testing is a waste of time is because the format of the tests don't correlate to the as ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Testocracy

testocracy than meritocracy. But do grades and test scores reflect one's ability and success? Yes! Standardized tests are the effective mean of measuring how well a student knows about the materials. ... would have never found out what had been coming short in her learning process.One would argue that standardized tests and inflated grades can become the students' attention and therefore prevent the ...

(2 pages) 422 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hypothesis Identification Article Analysis

on is not voluntary, middle school students who used laptops for two years scored about the same on standardized tests as students in the past that had not use laptops." (District Administration, p86) ... se laptops." (District Administration, p86) Yet, laptop users showed acceleration in writing on the standardized test in Maine.Study FindingsVarious nonrandomized academic studies found an increase in ...

(1 pages) 81 0 3.5 Nov/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Hardware Paper: What method of data input would be best. Explain what method of output would be best for certain situations.

er and software that can determine the answers. Schools have been using this sort of data input for standardized tests, which scans and grades each test in the matter of seconds, instead of having to ...

(5 pages) 113 1 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.A.

r disabilities. Children of teen moms are most likely to repeat a grade, they also perform worse on standardized tests, they are less likely to finish High School and daughters of teen parents are 22% ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.5 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Merit Pay

the teacher receives. These goals are generally attached to the results of criterion-referenced or standardized tests. Some programs require that teachers create their own objectives and fulfilling t ...

(3 pages) 54 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education