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STANDARDIZED TESTING 2 Even though some of the information is outdated. . standardized testing should not be abolished because it can detect early learning issues and it is needed in order to be successful.
such as Autism and Dyslexia. 2004). The research found throughout this paper will not only aid in understanding. Taking a standardized test in high school helps to prepare students for not only college. but actually has ongoing gaps in educational attainment (Neill & Guisbond. 2009). Taking a standardized test as early as grade school aids in determining any learning issues that a student may have. but middle and high schools as well. is not tolerable. Most colleges may offer another form of a standardized test. According to Haugh (1975) “passing the buck” (p. it can help diagnose early learning disabilities. Standardized testing is also an important part in society because. By being able to recognize these learning disabilities early on it helps to create an easier environment for students with a learning disability. Taking standardized test this early does lay the stepping stones down for skills needed later on for test taking. it does have unconfirmed mediocrity across the board. Standardized test helps to provide the fundamentals of reading. Standardized testing is used as a determination device for a person's acceptance into college. Taking these tests just to attend college is a source that the college or university may use to determine if someone's skills are prepared for the type of learning that they will be providing. Using a standardized test such as the standardized video assessment. but also for their future (National Center for Education Statistics. However. 1999). 1997). Hence they will be able to provide that to them better to . that is their entrance exam. Standardized testing is used not only in grade schools across the nation. and it helps determine a potential employee their eligibility for employment. assists in determining Autism and is considered a luxury to some schools (Reinforcement Unlimited. Standardized tests begin as early as kindergarten (Sacks. 53). Some of the required standardized tests may include the SATs or the ACT. spelling. and even math. writing. but it will also aid in providing facts to support the theory that standardized test should not be abolished.STANDARDIZED TESTING Standardized Testing 3 Standardized testing is debatable among society today. Some of which has just recently started being diagnosed early on. it helps to prepare students for college.
2007).”Testing has become a persuasive influence in the workplace” (p. That place is in the workforce. Researching this topic and reading the material referenced help determine the theory provided above. After completing the offered standardized test will determine your eligibility to that school. Michael 2003). in range from the SATs. Standardized testing can now be found on applications for employment.STANDARDIZED TESTING 4 prepare them for employment after college. or the basic entrance exam (Syverson. Most colleges offer an option to what type of exam that will have to be given prior to acceptance. standardized testing still has its place. If standardized testing aids in preparing society for the future. It also is a determining factor to see if the potential employee is educationally capable of doing the job that he or she is applying for. by how they answer the questions that have been provided to them. ACT. (Handel. then it should not be abolished. Whether college was a choice for them or not. Concluding that standardized tests should not be abolished but embraced. Making previous standardized tests in grade school or high school the stepping stone for the standardized test now being given by a potential employer. Based on how well they answered those questions establishes motivation to hire. It aids in providing evidence of an education. not to mention that it also creates opportunities. At that time you will either be denied acceptance or offered courses to help you prepare for a retake of the entrance exam. By taking a standardized test in preparation for college will aid in the eligibility for what college you may or may not be eligible to attend. 1). Sacks (1999) stated. reflects their eligibility for employment. Standardized testing has been placed on applications to see if the potential employee has the skills required for the job in which is being applied. The standardized tests found on applications or being administered via computer. .
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