C3 Speech Intro .pdf - Hi I’m Hayes Keith I am a student at FLHS a school which like many others uses standardized testing as a benchmark to measure

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Hi, I’m Hayes Keith. I am a student at FLHS, a school which, like many others, uses standardized testing as a benchmark to measure student’s education. The question that I have researched is: How does standardized testing affect students’ futures? Standardized testing is useful in the way that it ensures teachers are accountable, allows for adjustments in curriculum, and is a universal way to test the knowledge of students. However, the effects of standardized testing extend far beyond just its intended uses. There is a section in the Stanford Achievements test booklet that clearly and deliberately explains what to do if the booklet is vomited upon. Cortisol, a well-known stress hormone, has been shown to rise 15% in children and adolescents facing a standardized test within a month. In Florida, students take a standardized test called the FSA, and throughout America, students take exams such as the SAT and ACT to determine their college readiness. China and other Asian countries are also renowned for their high-pressure standardized exams. My group in particular chose this issue
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