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“Membership.” Educational Leadership:Using Standards and Assessments:Why Standardized Tests Don’t Measure Educational Quality. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.

This site is against standardized testing. They believe that standardized tests can not accurately measure a students knowledge. Their first argument talks about how its almost impossible to test everything the student knows, so the test makers cut back on many questions. Another aspect as to where standardized testing fails is that they are used to judge weather or not a school is good or bad, when they should be making  comparative interpretations that they were intended to provide.

This site will be very useful to me because it has a lot of information about some negative effects of standardized testing.

“Standardized Tests – ProCon.org.” ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.

What stands out most about this site is how easy and simple it is. There’s two columns, one labeled pros, and the other labeled cons. Each column has a paragraph on a point. The paragraphs don’t go into to much depth but they give a nice summary, if a point is very important it will be able to get more research about it. This site gives both sides to the argument.

This site will be extremely useful to my research because it’s precise, easy to read and has a lot of information.

 “KATHY KORTE AND JENNIFER PROSEUS: Standardized Testing Takes Away Valuable Classroom Learning.” ABQJournal Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.

This site is a post written in the Albuquerque Journal. The site talks about how schools in new mexico and Tennessee are effected by standardized tests. Kathy Korte talks about how standardized testing are taking away valuable learning time in the classroom.

 “The Good in Standardized Testing.” Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.

This site talks about the good in standardized testing. It talks about how standardized testing can be used to improve schools. For example, if a school as a whole does poorly on science the schools knows that they need to improve their science program. The author goes on to say that standardized testing are made to improve students not tear them down.

Again, this site will be very useful in my research because it gives a point of view that supports standardized testing.

 

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