I just want to do a quick post on standardized tests. It’ll be quick because 1. I don’t want to go into some pointless tangent and 2. I made my feelings about it pretty clear already the other day in class. I guess I really just want to know what other people think of them?
I find them pointless. You could give me homework but put “Test” on the top of it and I would instantly fail. Tests scare the crap out of me and I’ve never done well on them. Also, it bothers me that what seem to be the most important parts of the test are math and science. Isn’t it time the U.S. grows up in our education? We aren’t in the industrial revolution anymore… it’s okay to learn more, and to be better in english then math, or better in art then science. It irritates me that we base how smart kids are off of a fill in the bubble packet. Or how we pay teachers, or what schools get funding… aren’t the schools with the lowest scores the ones to be getting the funding anyways? They need it most!
I guess I have a lot of bitter feelings about standardized tests because I fee like part of my education was screwed over because of them. But that’s just me.