Standardized Testing What Early Childhood Teachers Should Know?
Please refer to the Week 4 Instructor Guidance for further tips and examples that will support your success on this discussion.
Read textbook Chapter 10: Standardized Tests: What Early Childhood Teachers Should Know.
Read one article: Standardized Tests (Links to an external site.) or Do Standardized Tests Show an Accurate View of Students’ Abilities? (Links to an external site.)
Locate your assigned group for the discussion:
Last Name Begins with A-L: For Standardized Testing
Last Name Begins with M-Z: Against Standardized Testing
In your initial post:
In the first line of your post, state your side of the standardized testing debate.
Explain, in your own words, what standardized testing is and how it is different from other types of assessment we have discussed so far in the course.
Describe the main points for your assigned side of the standardized testing debate.
Propose a solution to the standardized achievement testing debate. How do you feel children should be assessed in both early childhood and beyond? Provide a rationale for your solution.