How Standardize Testing Inaccurately Represent Students Intelligence
However, these performances are unreliable and therefore not ideal for determining the intelligence of those particular students. The reasons which make standardized testing unreliable in representing student’s intelligence include teachers emphasizing more on some areas than others, multiple-choice questions and influence of scores by non-academic factors. Students mostly take test that are related to the curriculum (The Room 241, 2012). For example, teachers are more likely to give students tests on common skills and neglect activities that do not have academic gains but instead gives students motivation to study and teachers to teach. Some students’ intelligence is not decided by academic tests. Such factors include attentions, fatigue, pressure from family, peer influence among others. When students sit for the same exam, those who had an exam shortly before are likely to fail in the current exam because of fatigue.
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