Essays Tagged: "Standardized test"

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

What is Assessment? Who Needs To Assess? Effects of Traditional Tests etc

jective judgment based on a single observation of student performance, or as complex as a five-hour standardized test. The idea of current knowledge implies that what a student knows is always changin ...

(5 pages) 466 0 2.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

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.

se at a similar rate during overlapping time periods. Their study showed that SAT and ACT and other standardized tests did not increase at the same rate as the state implemented tests. Even worse, the ... d reading "real books", with "artificially short texts" that resemble the types of passages used in standardized tests.Even though the intention of high stakes tests is to raise academic standards, th ...

(3 pages) 163 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The essay is about admission to univeristies and colleges

o pursue a university or college education should write a national entry examination similar to the Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) in the United States. Having students write a national entrance ... ppropriate English and math skills, and minimize teacher discrepancy in assigning grades.A national standardized test for university or college admission is necessary in order to create a national sta ...

(3 pages) 352 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

"The S.A.T's: A Fair Fight?". This paper argues against using the S.A.T's as a "standardized" test of your I.Q capacity.

-Over view- A paper of mine written circa 1999 against the usage of the S.A.T's as a "standardized" test of your I.Q capacity. A true standardized test would NOT have tools that some stu ... nd videos, one may have an edge with the SAT's unpredictable questions.How can this test be called "standardized" when certain students may have an edge over the students who could not afford the expe ...

(4 pages) 149 2 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The advantages of home schooling versus public schooling.

hildren that are home schooled out perform children that are publicly schooled when taking the same standardized test.Home schooling has its advantages for another reason also. The socialization aspec ...

(2 pages) 86 1 3.0 Apr/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

The Effects Down syndrome has on Motor Skills

Eighty children with Down syndrome (40 male and 40 female) age 4 to 18 years will be assessed on a standardized test, referred to as the "The Quick Neurological Screening Test - II" (QNST-II, 1998). ...

(5 pages) 65 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

This is an essay on how to improve education in my opinion.

ronments (Bhatt 2). To improve education, class population needs to reduce in size, the emphasis on standardized testing must be lowered, and traditional teaching strategies must change.Currently, stu ... ehn, and others like her, feel they cannot get much accomplished with such large class sizes. Also, standardized testing is so overly emphasized in schools that it affects the way teachers perform. "M ...

(5 pages) 196 1 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

This is a case study for my organizational ethics class

Study # 2 For my case I have decided to pick a topic that really interest me. That would be standardized testing in schools. I am hoping to graduate this May with a bachelor's degree in human ... , therefore this topic will play a role in my life and career. Many people may not be familiar with standardized testing. I, myself went through many years of standardized testing. Before I came to th ...

(5 pages) 77 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Does Segregation still matter? The Impact of student composition on academic achievement in high school.

ents in America. The central variables were conceptualized in the research by taking in account the standardized test scores in math, science, reading, and social science, as well as the whole composi ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/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

Cheating in schools

to teach what they feel the students should learn instead of what the students need to know to pass standardized testing.The few students that take the time to study and get prepared are continually f ... own work. So why is it different? When the parents were in school they weren’t taught to pass standardized tests. Their teachers taught them so they could learn and understand the topics, not so ...

(2 pages) 54 2 2.9 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


nal purposes. With the wide use of tests there have been many criticisms of its usage. Most notably standardized test have been the center of these criticisms.It has been noted that both the test admi ... ollower of English psychologist Francis Galton and his theory of individual differences by means of standardized tests. Binet's most important work was in intelligence testing. With his colleague, psy ...

(5 pages) 229 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

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

Assessment Styles in Education

group of peers in order to determine strengths and weaknesses (Briggs, 1998). The tests are usually standardized tests that are delivered in the form of multiple choice questions. There are several ty ... Some students have the skills and can apply them to real life situations but do not score well on a standardized test because of their style of learning, or performance anxiety or because of the bias ...

(5 pages) 154 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Intelligency Analysis

ze screening and testing procedures to help determine readiness for reading and writing placement.A standardized test used to establish an intelligence level rating by measuring a subject's ability to ... or factors are cultural backgrounds, parenting practices and the home environment. To issue a truly standardized test, the testing environment should be the same for everyone involved. No matter how c ...

(4 pages) 121 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Contemporary Problems

ation practices.Today more professional are practicing the informal assessment than the traditional standardized test to evaluate those children with disabilities (Lerner, 1998). The formal standardiz ...

(3 pages) 37 3 3.9 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Do High-Stakes Assessments Improve Learning?

State the main pro ideas:The proliferation of standardized tests has been quite noticeable, mainly in the United States. This is as a result of th ... ciety. It was therefore expected that students' performance would be improved by imposing statewide standardized tests of subject matter and mental skills.Researchers such as Joan L. Herman feels that ... ves. The author highlighted researchers such as Peter Sacks who believes that when thinking becomes standardized people are easily objectified. This same argument is supported by Alfie Con who believe ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays

My War With Standardized Testing

My War With Standardized TestingThis story isn't about getting bad grades. This story is about how getting ba ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide