Are National Standardized Tests Better Than Local-Controlled Education?

Posted on January 27, 2017 by

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There will always be a debate about whether national standardized tests help more for education than local control of Education, or vise versa.

Both of these teaching methods work, but they can work in different ways. National standardized tests are done by all the schools in the U.S. and local control of Education is done by schools only in a local area that are being taught the same thing.

The ACT is a very popular test in the U.S, as is the SAT. Both of these tests are very important contributions for a student to get a good enough grade to get into a college that a student taking this test would like.

The SAT is taken in a student’s junior or senior year. It can be taken however many times the student would like to take it until they get the grade that they like. It is a very long test that begins very early in the morning and could take a very long time.

The ACT is very similar to the SAT. It takes roughly about the same time to complete. Just like the SAT, it is offered frequently throughout the year, and neither test penalizes wrong answers, according to http://www.kaptest.com.

Both are very stressful tests because getting a low grade could make it harder to get into a college that requires a higher grade on these tests.

The PSSAs are tests that students are taking in Pennsylvania. They would be counted as local control of Education. This test isn’t taken all around the U.S.

This test isn’t taken in the high school in schools in Pennsylvania, but it is taken in the middle school. This test isn’t as big of a factor to colleges as the SAT or the ACT, but the PSSA helps to show how the teachers are teaching and how well the students in the school are learning.

The PSSAs have categories for subjects. They are taken in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology. Every student in the state of Pennsylvania in the grades 3-8 is assessed in English Language Arts and Math. The science tests are taken in grades 4-8, according to http://www.education.pa.gov.

These tests are both big tests to some schools, but they have different reasonings for and different effects on the education of students.

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