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When we think of going to school does standardized testing come to mind According to the Pew Center of the United States Following the passage of the NCLB on Jan 8 2002 annual state spending on standardized tests rose from 423 million to almost 11 billion in 2008 Is The Use Of Standardized Tests During the Bush Administration January 20th 2001-January 20 2009 a law was put into place titled No Child Left Behind which requires all of the 50 states to assess students in basic skills Since the act NCLB was initiated in 2002 the use of standardized tests has soared to be the primary gauge of evaluating a students performance along with the teachers Currently standardized test in correlation to the Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal 2009 brought many to question the validity and credibility of standardized tests Standardized test not the ones teachers administer every week to two weeks depending on the subject have been around longer than people may think Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800sIs the Use of Standardized Test Along with tests comes the rising concern with cheating quality and equality the tests hold The students targeted with these tests are grades K-12 K-10 take the state required test in Georgia the GCRCT or Iowa Test and the upper grades focus on the SAT or ACT for college admission The goal or mission for these standardized tests are to evaluate students performance in the subjects they are learning while using the tests as a barometer to measure the teachers as well As a former board member and teacher in education a teachers job may be at risk while the quality of a students education is in jeopardy The problem with standardized test first of all is the notion of cheating on them thus far not only dealing with students but teachers too According to a study done on high school students in
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