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Unformatted text preview: Comprehension may be the most important skill to have in our society. No matter what kind of information is given, understanding it is crucial. This applies to any subject matter that is presented such as, reading, math, science or a practical application of something in life. Americans are so ill informed that when they are presented information about something, they do not understand that information because they have never heard anything about it. Although comprehension is important, it receives very little attention in the classroom. For example, in Texas high schools, teachers are so concerned with teaching TAKS objectives that they rarely inquire if their students are actually learning the information. No one truly makes an effort to see if a student understands the material. The test in a class is supposed to measure whether a child understands information or not, but it does not. Tests such as the TAKS are not accurate measures of a child’s comprehension because the teachers are only concerned with getting the...
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08