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Standardized Tests in Education: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Kim is in the 10th grade, while her sister Jan is in 6th grade. Kim is likely to feel _____ about standardized testing, while her sister feels _____.

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1. All of the following factors impact standardized test performance EXCEPT:

2. Ravi is taking part in adaptive testing. Which of the following will he most likely encounter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll learn about the history and types of standardized testing. These materials also focus on the positive and negative impact that standardized tests have on the students taking them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Why standardized testing is a requirement in some U.S. states
  • Disadvantages of standardized testing
  • Factors that impact standardized test performance
  • Differences in perception of standardized tests between students of different ages
  • The definition of adaptive testing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of using standardized tests for students and schools
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how students at different grade levels view standardized tests in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why the use of stadardized tests has increased and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the pros and cons of standardized tests, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify quantitative advantages of using standardized tests in the classroom
  • Understand criticisms of standardized testing
  • Know how educators can prepare students to take standardized tests
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