In the current education system high stake assessment

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In the current education system, high-stake assessment test has greatly contributed to increase of attrition of teachers where teachers feel cornered and their hands tied to explore their art of teaching as a profession. Moreover, the numbers of students do not prefer to take teaching as a profession because of they feel teachers are limited to the educational system that will not allow them to develop in other aspects of life. Curriculum/instruction In the current state of education in the United States of America, curriculum is segmented differently according to the level of education. United States of America is segmented into different levels of education this includes; Elementary school, middle school, high school and university. Elementary school is from kindergarten pupils to fifth or sixth grade, where pupils are taught in one class throughout the day excluding break times and lunch hours. Students are basically taught how to count in mathematics and how to read in English. Gradually, other subjects are introduced, respectively as per the grade the student attending. This department of studies nurtures the students to fully comprehend what is taught for future purposes that is in this case, the middle school. Consequently teachers face major challenges in this department; because they are required to identify student with special needs, students who need remedial classes, students facing difficulty in learning English as a new language and students that need to move to the next grade because their performance is above the grade level.
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Running Head: Attrition Rate 10 Secondly is the middle school, this comprises of students from fifth grade/sixth grade to eighth grade. In this segment, students are taught different subjects that are inclusive of mathematics and English. In addition, they are taught to read and pronounce properly. This is a major problem to new teachers that are teaching these subjects because they might be of the opinion that students comprehend what they are reading and usually that is not the case for most students. Students can read and write but cannot understand what they are reading. Inexperienced teachers would face pressure to find ways in which they can employ multiple approaches to teaching and for teachers who will find difficulty in delivering their services may opt to quit hence rising the attrition rate. High school is the next level of studies in the education systems, where students are selected after taking high-stake assessment test in different middle schools around the state. This department is highly crucial to teachers as well as parents because these particular students in this particular grade are at adolescent stage. Therefore, most parents abandon their responsibilities to guide their children to follow the correct pathways. In addition, parents assume their roles of parenting these students and allocate their responsibilities to teachers. This
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  • Spring '12
  • angie andriot

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