All For One & One For All

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PARCC. ACT. SAT. ASVAB. We have all heard about these tests before, but are they as beneficial as state representatives say they are?

These tests are created to measure a pupil’s intelligence and help colleges get an idea of how smart their applicants are, but no two students are alike. How can a test (meant for the masses) tell you  how much one individual student knows?

Because of this, even educational administrators are against the standardized testing system. A survey taken in 2015 on neatoday.org states, “70 percent of teachers do not believe their primary state assessment is developmentally appropriate for their students. Only 13 percent agreed that the NCLB-required state standardized test their students took met that standard.”

This not only shows that teachers disagree with this form of testing, but it also shows how many students do not reach the requirements that are needed to pass these tests. Although some colleges may see bad test scores as an accurate scoring of a student’s intelligence, many students are just simply not good test takers.

Because of the pressure that comes with taking these tests, students tend to freeze up in fear and stress themselves out, which affects their scores heavily. Students are all unique and different in their own ways, and it is not fair for them to all be tested on the same information. 

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