Essays Tagged: "academic standards"

This essay is about High-stakes testing and how it is ruining education. It gives evidence through research to prove that high-stakes tests do not promote learning.

Raising Academic Standards or Stepping BackwardsHigh stakes testing is a step backwards for education. Tests ... s of passages used in standardized tests.Even though the intention of high stakes tests is to raise academic standards, the testing has negative effects on learning. Because the consequence of the tes ... rization, an old outdated, ineffective form of learning, or rather non-learning. Instead of raising academic standards, the push for high stakes testing will set education progress back as well as lea ...

(3 pages) 163 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

"School to Work Will Train, Not Educate" By Phyllis Schlafly.

n a particular field for students, track individuals into educationally inferior positions with low academic standards and dead-end, low-skill jobs. She argues that the School to Work Programs deny st ... portunities.Today's high-skill job market demands that all high school graduates have both advanced academic knowledge and workplace skills and training. The School to Work movement intends to improve ...

(4 pages) 47 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


them that running away does not solve it; it just makes it worse in the end. They want to raise the academic standards, which would cut many federal programs that help the average student. The governm ... uction program, its not going to close the education gap and they are not going to be able to raise academic standards. I think the whole controversy about education is stupid. The government needs to ...

(3 pages) 70 1 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

John McCrae

e attended Guelph Collegiate Institute, which was a secondary school in Guelph. Upon obtaining high academic standards, he received a scholarship to University of Toronto to study biology. In 1892, he ... ty of Toronto with a medical degree in 1898. He was awarded a gold medal by maintaining outstanding academic performance. After graduation, he became an intern, training in physiology and pathology, a ...

(3 pages) 33 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Persuasive Outline Speech

ematics and Science Study), The United States ranked 19th in America's students need to raise their academic standards.B. Tuition fees are on the rise. High tuition prices are no longer a problem only ...

(5 pages) 468 1 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Fidel Castro

s behavior he was sent to a Catholic school called Dolores Colegio, which had high disciplinary and academic standards. He was there disciplined and learned the value of authority. In 1940, Castro att ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Title: Character Education

There is a strong effort in public education to achieve high academic standards. With the election over, we are looking at another four years adjusting to the NC ... he NCLB so this effort is going to grow even more. I firmly support current efforts to achieve high academic standards. Our focus on developing a sense of excellence in children would make no sense if ... velop values and become evaluators. Regaining virtue in our curriculum is as necessary as stressing academic standards if we hope to achieve the meaningful objectives of educational reform. If we only ...

(5 pages) 95 1 4.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

George Eastman

ge teenager. He was a high school dropout, judged "not especially gifted" when measured against the academic standards at the time. His family was poor but he took it upon himself to support his two s ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

School and Sports, Bad Mix?

tions, but some people think that there is too much emphasis placed on sports and not enough on the academic programs. Is school sports really such a bad thing? Or is it just someone looking for a cau ... a cause to fight for? I think that school and sports are a good thing because it encourages academic standards and if these standards are not met the athlete will be unable to compete in his/h ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Social Groups and Institutions.

attaining a white-collar job in an office after graduation" (CTUOnline, 2006) is because of today's academic standards and the use of stereotype development.The above statements are from Grace Kao, wh ... to make more of yourself than is expected of you, no matter what your race or ethnicity are. If our academic standards are held to a high point in life, so the student shall succeed. Look at our paroc ...

(2 pages) 96 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

s a large leap in the state of Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), the academic standards for kindergarten reading programs consist of "five critical components of reading ... oundation of linguistic understanding for the reader" (Wieser, 2005, p.77). On the ADE website, the academic standards for pre-kindergarten reading programs consist of a disclaimer that the ADE does n ...

(6 pages) 165 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Catcher In The Rye

of the fencing team, class president and a cheerleader at football games, he maintains the highest academic standards and many teachers remark that he is headed for Princeton or Harvard.When Holden g ...

(1 pages) 611 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Critique Of School-to-work Programs

Now we have to Work in School In her article "An Avenue to High Academic Standards," senior editor Lynn Olson of Education Week, a national newspaper which co ... o, because although Olson's intent to help high school students is honorable, whether supplementing academic curricula with workplace teachings through an internship will help a majority of students p ... l have in the workplace. Lynn Olson explains that school-to-work programs integrate teaching academics and skills for the workplace through an internship to prepare students for college and car ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Inclusion within Mathematics

volves removing/minimising barriers to learning and achievement. Promoting inclusion should broaden academic and social opportunities for all pupils.Regardless to the ability of each individual pupil, ... they should respond to two conflicting demands from the government. The first demand is for higher academic standards and the second is the call for the inclusion of children with special educational ...

(19 pages) 132 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Weighing the Costs

r of recipients fail to repay their loans, and the easy availability of money has led to both lower academic standards and high college tuitions. Sowell wants his readers to "weigh the costs of things ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

"Using Assessment in Higher Education to Improve Success for Minority Students"

on at Risk in 1983 (National Commission, 1983) as the United States began to critically address the academic conditions of our elementary and secondary educational institutions. The Commission called ... tary and secondary educational institutions. The Commission called on the United States to increase academic standards and improve educational quality without compromising the principles of access.In ...

(7 pages) 85 0 5.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Ethical violations

ts accepted at universities even though their grades or test scores don't meet the school's regular academic admission standards.” (Schrotenboer, 2006, Many schools waive academic standards, &par ... ll find all student-athletes are given priority registration to ensure there is no conflict between academic classes and team practices, while regular students have no registration guarantee and may b ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Teenage Drug Abuse

ometimes caused many family relationships to change. It can also cause a noticeable change in their academic performance. In some cases the abuse of drugs by teenagers can also cause some type of crim ... the reason is not always just to get high. Studies have shown that many college students with high academic standards medicate themselves to alleviate the stress. Researchers have also found that man ...

(6 pages) 85 0 4.5 Sep/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The College of William & Mary

they will need to create the lives they want and to shape the world they want to live in. With high academic standards, a broad, rich history, and deep-rooted traditions, the College of William & ... 8 was between 1400 and 1500 (on a 1600 point scale)…" ( Therefore, high academic ability is necessary for admission, but the school also weighs numerous other factors as we ...

(3 pages) 796 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The impact of some selected factors in cooperative learning on the improvement of academic performance and social behavior among grade five students at a primary school – ABSTRACT

as to investigate The impact of some selected factors in cooperative learning on the improvement of academic performance and social behaviour among Grade Five students at a primary school in central C ... t of the classroom. The researcher also observed that students were not performing up to acceptable academic standards. In order to garner data for the study, a questionnaire, observation checklist, a ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers