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Do standardized tests determine who will be successful?


As a former music teacher I noticed that a week or two before standardized tests all classes/recess were cancelled to cram test ?'s and answers to the test. Does this really prove what kids have learned or how successful they will be in life?

 

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    HeatherH104 4 years ago

    I totally agree. Not to mention there are plenty of successful adults who do not pursue careers in material covered in the test. There has to be a better way of proving children understand and can use information taught to them.

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    HeatherH104 4 years ago

    That's very interesting!

    I do think there are minimal standards kids need to know, just think there has to be a better way of testing it. Having kids cram by memorizing facts on the test for a week before the test doesn't prove real knowledge.

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    HeatherH104 4 years ago

    Thank you for your answer. I'm in complete agreement.

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    HeatherH104 4 years ago

    I agree 100%! I don't understand why our schools do this or what they think they are really proving with the results.


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    HeatherH104 4 years ago

    Thank you for your answer. I agree there have to be certain standards met but cramming the answers before the test doesn't prove practical knowledge. I wonder if there is a better way altogether to assess if what was learned can be used.


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