Outcomes of standardized tests in academic institutions may lead to unforeseen

Outcomes of standardized tests in academic

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Outcomes of standardized tests in academic institutions may lead to unforeseen consequences. There may be a closure of schools that do not achieve adequate yearly progress (Reback, Rockoff & Schwartz, 2014) . Schools that consistently record low performances may lose students to those that produce higher performance. Parents may not be willing to enroll their children in schools that are not performing, resulting in the permanent closure of the institution. The state allows student transfers to schools showing improving AYP (Dee & Jacob, 2011) . Parents will prefer to have their children enrolled in schools with higher performances thus will be drawn to relocating children in better-performing schools. Tests raise concerns on job securities among the teachers (Reback, Rockoff & Schwartz, 2014) . Low performance indicates ineffective tutoring, and this may result to pressure in sacking some teachers. Tests increase pressure on teachers to work extra hours. Teachers will initiate extra lessons to maintain excellent performance in the state. The state should do away with tests as a means of pushing for teachers' and students' promotions. In conclusion, tests may even lure teachers into manipulating scores so as obtain the required standards. Tests only consider the output and not the input involved to achieve the
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