debate speech

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johnson & wales
According to the naonal
center of educaon in
2016 more senior
students graduated with
A’s but yet the
standardizes test scores
have dropped.
Between the years
2010-2016 Standardized
test scores have dropped
across the board.
In 2010 reading scores
were an average of 507,
in 2016 the had dropped
to 490.
In the math secon of the
SATs in 2010 scores were
averaged at 520 and
decreased to 511 by
2016. And in the wring
secon of the SATs scores
in 2010 were 497 but by
the year 2016 the wring
scores had dropped to
484. Why have scores
Again, the naonal center
of educaon believes the
scores have dropped
because students now are
becoming more hands on
learners. Teachers in high
schools and colleges are
making curriculum and
learning more acve
instead of just handing
them a book and
assignments and saying
learn this material you will
be tested later. The
teachers now engage with
the students and help
make learning more fun
and interesng. This also
can help the students
obtain the informaon
easier and longer.
Standardize tesng does
not show the true
capability of students.
According to the late
educaon researcher
Gerald W. Bracy “The SATs
cannot measure the
creavity, crical thinking,
movaon, responsibility
and enthusiasm along
with many other everyday
life factors students will
need to funcon and live
in society, from raising a
family to succeeding in
their career.
Excusive test taking may
teach students to be good
at taking tests, but it does
not help prepare them for
producve adult lives.
Standardized tesng does