Schools get better, more useful information from performance assessments and collaboration than from standardized exams, Greg Jouriles says. The tests are too expensive to maintain and the effectiveness is low
The article is arguing for the use of standardized tests and I am using it to allow for a stronger argument to be made by looking at the other side. Instead of using this to justify my argument, I am using it to fix it. This article focuses on the accountability aspect. It says that the tests are a way to keep schools in check and that is why the state uses them.
This article allows for the perspective of both sides to be seen. It allows for counter arguments to be made and the building of an argument for your side. It states that while standardized tests can hold schools accountable, the material is not useful to kids and can put unneeded stress on them
This article states that standardized testing is only bad because of the huge amount of content. They can be used to determine whether a teacher's teaching is effective or whether the student understands the content, but the amount of content decreases the likelihood of the test being an accurate representation.
The article states that, Finland is one of the top education systems in the world, yet it does not have standardized testing. The quality of their work comes from the random checks to see if they understand. This revelation is awakening the world to the fact that standardized testing does not help children learn.