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Standardized Testing and the Global Economy

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MC Landt

on 5 December 2013

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Standardized Testing and the Global Economy
Shanghai, China
Ranked #1 by the PISA test
Extremely test-focused
Teachers are trying to pull away from this system, but they cannot because the entire Chinese system is based on it
Final Thought
Should we continue to teach our students in our version of a globally competitive setting or should we strive to be more like Finland or China?
No Child Left Behind (2001)
Educational Reform
Funding for Higher Test Scores
Strict Testing Requirements
Annual Testing
Academic Progress
Human Capital Theory and the Global Knowledge Economy
Both of these are often used as reasoning behind legislation like NCLB
If our students are taught in a globally competitive setting, they are more likely to do well in a globally competitive economy
Finland is currently ranked #3, but has been #1 until 2012
Revamped their entire educations system during a recession
Students are mainstreamed and not standardized tested until the senior year of high school
Programme for International Student Assesment (PISA)
International standardized test given 15 year-olds in 65 countries that make up 90% of the world's economy
Tested on math, reading and science
The US is generally ranked at in the middle for these tests
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