Every school-child has to undergo high-test standardized testing so as to move from different levels of education and to be compared to others from different regions. In this chapter, we are going to look at differences between high standard test and regular tests and the effects they impose on both the teachers and the students.
The author, Smith M.L, of the book ‘The Effects of External Testing on Teachers’, conducted an educational research, on the implications of conducting standardized tests in the school, for teachers. The main aim of the study was to find out if there exists some difference in the teacher’s psychological and emotional response when the regular classroom exams are conducted and the standardized tests (Smith, 1991). After the research, he found that there were some significant changes in both the teachers’ anxiety and psychological states, due to some effects impacted on them by these tests.
In the journal, ‘Psychology in the Schools’, the author talks of the anxious responses that students undergo due to high-stakes testing (Natasha, 2013). The authors’ talk of the anxious responses that students undergo during the time they face the standardized tests and the number of preparations they undergo so as to face these tests. In this journal, the authors say that students are more used to the normal tests than the standardized ones, hence the change in the responses towards these different tests.
In the book ‘Academy of Management Learning & Education’, the authors talk of the different preparation students can be given when facing the standardized tests (Dean & Joly, 2012). In the book, the author says that at times students become disengaged, lose their identity and have lowered morale towards learning. They address they way of handling the different situations created by standardized tests and different methods in managing learning and education.
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