Lit Review Final .docx - Altman 1 Final Draft Alexa Altman Amber Cooney DC Composition 21 May 2019 Education Literature Review In 1920 the College

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Altman 1 Final Draft Alexa Altman Amber, Cooney DC Composition 21 May 2019 Education Literature Review In 1920, the College Entrance Examination Board named the first ability based standardized test, which was called the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A standardized test is a test that examines student ability, knowledge, and recall. They can be in a high school, college, or work environment, and are typically timed. Standardized tests are a widely discussed topic not only in America, but all around the world. While some people see standardized tests as beneficial and essential for showing a student’s growth; others see it as a pointless academic race that doesn’t seem to showcase a student’s full academic ability. So why are people talking about it? The big problem people are concerned with is: does preparing for a state administered test take away from a student’s learning? Are lessons, class periods, and time being cut short at the expense of learning test taking strategies? Or, are standardized tests necessary in assessing student growth and understanding? One point of view, is that of people who oppose standardized testing. In “A Tyranny of Standardized Tests,” Leon Botstein speaks on behalf of the people against test taking. The article talks about how learning is not a sport, nor a race. The quickness of ones’ recall does not indicate depth of understanding. This is referring to a timed test, where students are forced to answer quickly and run through the questions. What Botstein is saying is that if a test were untimed,
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  • Fall '16
  • Mr. Cooney
  • Literature Review, Standardized test, Norm-referenced test

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