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A PowerPoint describing and explaining the effect of the increased frequency in Standardized testing in k-12 education.

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Current Issues Rpgppt

  1. 1. Standardized<br /> Testing<br />By: Ryan Gigowski<br />
  2. 2. Standardized Tests<br />Standardized tests are multiple-choice (Solley).<br />Standards set by “NAEP” (Rothstein).<br />Students tested “beginning in 3rd Grade” (Solley).<br />Image Source: <br />
  3. 3. Standardized Tests<br />The increased frequency of Standardized Tests results in “less social studies, science, art, music, and physical education in the curriculum” (Rothstein).<br />Image Source: <br />
  4. 4. “Standardized tests are now used to hold up children and schools for comparison” (Solley).<br />“The scores are used to discriminate rather than diagnose, punish rather than reward” (Solley).<br />Standardized Tests<br />
  5. 5. Standardized Tests<br />“It is practically and conceptually ludicrous to expect all students to be proficient at challenging levels” (Rothstein).<br />Image Source:<br />
  6. 6. Impact On Education<br />“Schools now focus on passing the Government-mandated standardized tests” (Solley).<br />“NCLB caused quality developmentally appropriate teaching and learning practices to take a backseat” (Solley). <br />
  7. 7. Impact On Education<br />Tests “are now attached to high stakes” (Solley).<br />The tests have negatively effected students motivation to learn (Solley). <br />
  8. 8. Impact On Education<br />Rothstein writes how NCLB has negatively impacted students.<br />Unbalanced curricula<br />Unrealistic expectations<br />Hidden successes<br />Image Sources: <br />
  9. 9. Fix NCLB? <br />Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education under Obama believes that NCLB needs to be reformed but not forgotten (Duncan’s). <br />Rothstein argues against fixing the legislation to lessen standardized tests.<br />Solley argues against continuing the use of standardized tests.<br />What Is Being Done ?<br />
  10. 10. Standardized tests are weakening a once dynamic curriculum.<br />The results have been used for the wrong reasons and measure in the wrong ways.<br />Standardized tests overall inhibit student learning.<br />New Legislation is needed.<br />Conclusion<br />
  11. 11. Works Cited<br />"Duncan's Task: Carry Out 'New Vision'" T.H.E Journal F 36.2 (2009). T.H.E Journal. 01 Feb. 2009. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://thejournal.com/Articles/2009/02/01/Technology--Online--Industry--Partnerships.aspx?sc_lang=en&Page=1>.<br />Rothstein, Richard. "'No Child Left Behind' Has Failed and Should Be Abandoned." Opposing Viewpoints: Education. Ed. David M. Haugen. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Rockford Public Schools-Rockford HS. 17 Feb. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010129292&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=lom_rockfordshmc&version=1.0>.<br />Solley, Bobbie A. "Standardized Testing Has Negatively Impacted Public Schools." Opposing Viewpoints: Education. Ed. David M. Haugen. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Rockford Public Schools-Rockford HS. 17 Feb. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010129275&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=lom_rockfordshmc&version=1.0>.<br />Pictures<br />1)Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/csessums/4424044414/<br /> Author: cdsessums<br /> File Name: UF Keene-Flint Classroom Desks Windows<br />2)Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangeacid/204163563/<br /> Author: orangeacid<br /> File Name: Pencil macro “close up”<br />3)Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cushinglibrary/3606684153/<br /> Author: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M<br /> File Name: OppExams<br />4)Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofsims/2732604677/<br /> Author: House of Sims<br /> File Name: back to school time!<br />The End<br />

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