My Poll Question – Chris Lehmann states standardized tests are cheap, easy and not good. He feels preparing the students for Reading and Math is Training not Education. How do you feel about standardized testing? Do you think it should exist? Yes or No? And do you think the standardized test is a form of Training, Education or both?
Based on my Poll – 7 people responded to my poll. Only one students agrees standardized testing should exist and the other 6 agree it should not. Here are some quotes from the Poll that stood out to me.
“I feel standardized testing is pointless especially when the students are so young.”
“Education should not be something we just leave in our short term memory and once class is over we forget it.”
“Standardized testing should exist – Educators need to know where there students stand.”
“Standardized testing challenges students ability to excel and challenge there knowledge.”
“Teachers focus so much on preparing students for a test than for the next school year, its ridiculous.”