Should We Get Rid of Standardized Testing?

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Did you know that the concept of standardized testing is over 2,000 years old? But what is the purpose of these tests? What do they supposedly measure? A short video investigates the history of standardized tests.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals research the tests required by colleges and universities they may be interested in attending
  • Assign the video, the comprehension check, and the related articles for homework in preparation for a full class discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes a recommendation for a book that examines standardized testing in great detail
Cons
  • None