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On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States.

Asked by: purpleshawol
  • Testing is Great

    Stress is beneficial! Students are machines. They're expected to rise at 7 AM every morning, work hard for 8 hours, participate in extracurricular activities, complete hours worth of homework, and go to bed early, wich is good for their health. There is room for stressing over a standardized test that'd impact their entire lives. These days, a piece of paper is more important than a person's sanity. Wich is very good.

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  • Standardized testing in of itself is an objective measurement, nothing more or less.

    Standardized testing is created to be objective. The same questions are asked, and they are graded by a machine to ensure objective grading as well. A big misconception regarding standardized testing is that it is supposed to fix the inherent issues in the education system. This is not the purpose of a standardized test, rather, the purpose of a standardized test is to simply diagnose the problem. It measures the results, and everything else (the action that is taken, etc.) is up to the government. Thus, the racism point actually flows to pro- as standardized testing is highlighting the fact that minorities need more assistance. In addition, it also highlights the socioeconomic divides with scores that would otherwise not be brought to attention. In addition, 'teaching to the test' can be a good thing- it ensures that students focus on and learn the most important skills, the ones they will need later in life. What's the point of appreciating art if you can't do basic math? Standardized tests no longer determine your future- many colleges are moving away from looking at them at all, and many tests such as PARCC don't impact students in any way. In short, standardized tests are not meant to fix the education system, merely diagnose the issues in it, and they do that quite well. As they serve their intended purpose, they are indeed beneficial and the only reasonable side is Pro.

  • Objective-- every one takes the same test

    It makes sense that standardized testing is beneficial because it gives a direct answer to colleges and other places what a student's score was. Because everyone takes the same test, there is no question of different scenarios for different people because the test is objective. The answers are either yes or no, there is no grey area. A score was either passing or failing, there is no grey area.

  • Allows teachers and students to realize their problems, and helps student study

    It helps students to know their advantage, what they're good at and what needs to be improved. It also allows teachers to know what they can help the students on. Before a standardized testing, students study, which hammers in what they've learned and helps them remember what they learned. Yes, students are tired and has to complete hours of work, and sanity matter, but eventually if one wants to go to a good college, SAT scores matter. Students will eventually take standardized testing anyway, adding standardized testing now can get them used to it. More work would have to be done as a person ages and matures, it is good to have some pressure, so the student will be ready as he goes to the next stage of learning.

  • Stress isn't beneficial!

    Students are not machines. They're expected to rise at 7 AM every morning, work hard for 8 hours, participate in extracurricular activities, complete hours worth of homework, and go to bed early. There is no room for stressing over a standardized test that'd potentially impact their entire lives. These days, a piece of paper is more important than a person's sanity.

  • Testing is Great

    Stress is beneficial! Students are machines. They're expected to rise at 7 AM every morning, work hard for 8 hours, participate in extracurricular activities, complete hours worth of homework, and go to bed early, which is good for their health. There is room for stressing over a standardized test that'd impact their entire lives. These days, a piece of paper is more important than a person's sanity. Which is very good.

  • ITs bad no one likes it

    Students do not have the time to test or let alone study for the tests that they have to take. They should not be expected to get up early every moring and most of the time go to bed late because of all the activities they do and all of the homework and studying they have to do.

  • ITs bad no one likes it

    Students do not have the time to test or let alone study for the tests that they have to take. They should not be expected to get up early every moring and most of the time go to bed late because of all the activities they do and all of the homework and studying they have to do.

  • Not at all

    Most kids just guess on these kinds of tests no matter how much it effects them. Just stop it with these stupid tests people! They are usless and not even fun to take. Not a single test is fun to take but these just are a waste of money. Save your money for important school supplies

  • Does not benefit

    Not only does this not benefit education in any way, but even the creator of these tests said and I quote "These tests are too crude to be used, and should be abandoned." Kids are tested on their memory, 90% of the things they learn, they will forget in less than a year and they make them take a test on something they learned 8 months ago. FOOLISH PATHETIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF OURS HASN'T CHANGED IN 150 YEARS!!!!!

  • This type of testing is bad

    First teachers teach for the test not for bettering the student or preparing him/her for the real world. These types of test are superficial thinking or memorize and repeat, they do not encourage critical thinking skills. Third your whole future is determined by one test. The SAT can determine what collage (if any) you apply for and get into. Lastly the time money and resources that goes into preparing for "The test" takes away from programs such as arts, electives, and recess

  • This type of testing is bad

    First teachers teach for the test not for bettering the student or preparing him/her for the real world. These types of test are superficial thinking or memorize and repeat, they do not encourage critical thinking skills. Third your whole future is determined by one test. The SAT can determine what collage (if any) you apply for and get into. Lastly the time money and resources that goes into preparing for "The test" takes away from programs such as arts, electives, and recess

  • This type of testing is bad

    First teachers teach for the test not for bettering the student or preparing him/her for the real world. These types of test are superficial thinking or memorize and repeat, they do not encourage critical thinking skills. Third your whole future is determined by one test. The SAT can determine what collage (if any) you apply for and get into. Lastly the time money and resources that goes into preparing for "The test" takes away from programs such as arts, electives, and recess

  • Testing is racist

    For 23 years, Roy Freedle, a psychologist and professional who works with ETS (the nonprofit “Educational Testing Service” that develops, administers, and scores standardized tests), has been working to prove that standardized tests give whites an unfair advantage. His studies suggest that scores of minority students significantly lag behind white students of equal economic status. On average, colored students score an average of one hundred points lower than white students.


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