Standardized Testing

Standardized tests have been a hot-button issue for many years now with supporters both for and against the use of standardized testing for students.

For this assignment, you are to research standardized testing as well as the arguments for and against it. After your research, please write a 500-word-minimum essay that addresses the following questions:

  1. What is standardized testing?
  2. What are some examples of standardized tests?  at least four examples here.
  3. What are three of the arguments for standardized testing?
  4. What are three of the arguments against standardized testing?
  5. Where do you stand in relation to using standardized testing? In your opinion, do the pros outweigh the cons, do the cons outweigh the pros, or is your opinion somewhere in the middle?
  6. Why do you feel this way?

Please be sure to use APA formatting for this essay (include a title page, a reference page, in-text citations, a running head, and page numbers). The word count would include the title page and reference page.