Pros & Cons of Standardized Testing

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What is standardized testing?

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1. Why are standardized tests almost perfectly objective?

2. Which is NOT a positive aspect of standardized testing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Standardized testing is common throughout school, and this quiz focuses on the positives and negatives of these tests for students and teachers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your knowledge in the following ways:

  • Define standardized testing
  • Recall why standardized tests are almost perfectly objective
  • Determine what is and is not a positive aspect of standardized testing
  • Understand what 'teaching to the test' means
  • Know the limitation to standardized testing's objectivity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information from the lesson on standardized testing
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the definition of standardized testing
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the benefits and detriments to standardized testing

Additional Learning

To find out more, the lesson called Pros & Cons of Standardized Testing covers the following objectives:

  • Define standardized test
  • Explain the strength of standardized testing in measuring student achievement
  • Examine downsides to standardized testing
  • Explore possible reasons for students testing poorly
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