So I just realized the point of standardized tests, (keep in mind this is a stream of consciousness so though some other things will be thrown out the
point is "what is the true point of standardized tests"
I was reading through an article on this site i just found "skeptic.com" www.skepticblog.org...
which stated that it is ridiculous for science teachers to also be “forced” to teach creationism.
This made me think of some other material that I read which I believe leaves this rational...irrational, It stated the reason people are so
“stupid”(for lack of a better word) is because western and the dominant teaching structure is flawed. I agree.
For instance – in science/math there are things called “divine numbers” though it is "scientific". For example:
Facial Beauty / Divine Proportion, Everything in the universe is based on the proportion: 1 to 1.618
THE PYTHAGOREAN SCIENCE OF NUMBERS ,Pythagoras taught that this science was revealed to men by "celestial deities
or the golden ratio en.wikipedia.org...
It was posed that the reason we have not been able to attain technological/scientific progress like the days of old (Sumerians, Egyptians..etc) was
because we have segmented the material and taking the writing out of context.
In other words, creationism is science and vice versa.
AH YES. So I was thinking about how I would teach things if I had a school. It would be everything – it would be conspiracy , debunker material,
science, religion…etc as to expose everyone to as much as possilbe - as so they could draw their own truth. For I belive that there is one truth and
eventually we will all come to the same conclusion.
Unfortunately , standardized texts would present a problem because the student would HAVE to give ONE universal answer for it to be right, right? One
date for columbus, emancipation, start of wars - end of wars -- etc.
Why all the absolutism? Why is there 1 official answer for something?
The problem is WHO is controlling the "official" answer. We only need look at who imposed "No Child Left Behind" for the answer. And before we get
Bush Haters/Lovers I need only say that I remember in the early 90s in elementary school before no child left behind when they started to "introduce"
this. I distinctly remember them saying it was just for practice and it would help ..someone...to see if they would start doing it.
Obviously Standardized tests were in the grand plan LONG before Baby Bush.
Before standardized tests, a teacher had the mental capacity to determine if a students answer was acceptable. A student could write in " American
slavery ended in ____ but many towns did not hear the news until ____"
The teacher could raise their eyebrows in disagreement , but ultimately say "nice try" or "i diagree but good answer"
The classroom was a learn/teach environment for everyone.
Not now. Thus Standardized tests are a tool to determine which children will be modable. The ones that are not are labeled "stupid failures".
edit on 2-3-2012 by femalepharoe because: (no reason given)