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Should standardized tests be the only way to grade teachers?
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 18:11 PM

There has been an increased amount of pressure on educators to ensure that their students pass whatever standardized tests they're given, as government and academic officials have been reviewing the scores to determine whether or not the teacher is providing a good curriculum.

However, certain analysts believe that this is an unfair system as some teachers are not motivated to go above and beyond other than promoting standardized tests, according to the Huffington Post. Robert Denham, the dean of the school of education at the University of Redlands, writes that making standardized tests the definitive measure of a teacher is taking away an educator from really caring for their students.

Right now, many states are debating whether or not to adopt the common core state standards tests. While some believe that this would be a beneficial addition to schools, those who are opposed said they feel that it puts the government too much in charge of the education system, according to the Andalusia Star-News.



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