Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Standardized tests are widely implemented in the world and much has been said and written about them, mostly negative. Most people have direct firsthand experience of these tests and know the pros and cons very well. Do your research to refresh your memories and write an essay arguing for or against standardized tests.
Refer to my second blog, The Essay Archive, for sample essays:  
Introduction: familiarize yourself with the issue
·         Standardized tests”
·         “Standardized testing is not teaching”  
Podcast: Listen carefully and make a note of the general points.
Reading material to make notes on:
·         “Problems with standardized testing”
Videos to watch and make notes on:
·         “Standardized testing: the problem with America’s education system”
·         “None of the above – why standardized testing fails”
·         “What standardized tests don’t measure”
“Do standardized tests matter?”

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