debate: Standardized testing

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debate: Standardized testing
Debate the Issue: Standardized Testing
Will the increase in standardized testing cause students’ achievement scores to rise?





Background of the Issue:

Overtime, the purpose of American education has changed. From an early focus on religion, schools turned to the promotion of democratic values. Today, they are placing a strong emphasis on performance standards.

















Debate the Issue: Standardized Testing
Will the increase in standardized testing cause students’ achievement scores to rise?





Background:
Standardized tests are used both to assess students and hold teachers accountable for meeting standards. But critics argue that an emphasis on testing is hurting American schools

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Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.

























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1. Compare- Why does the President Support drilling in the Arctic Refuge? Why Does Defender of Wildlife oppose it?
2. Analyze- Will the increase in standardized testing cause students’ achievement scores to rise?

3. Debate- Learn more about recent debates over standardized testing and prepare an argument supporting one viewpoint
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debate: Standardized testing
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debate: Standardized testing