Debate on Pros and cons of Standardized pleas

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By Bart_Simpson22 (Bart_Simpson22) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 01:50 pm: Edit

I guess this is one of the best places to ask. I am working on compiling my argument for the pro side. Any suggestions?

By Webhappy2 (Webhappy2) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 02:03 pm: Edit

So that there's a benchmark so that your 'A' from super-hard school means more than someone else's 'A' from easy-cheasy school.

Also an alternative path to encouraging even more grade grubbing for higher GPA. Not to mention that some schools drop -/+'s and some don't. Some weigh honors and others only AP's. Etc, etc.

Basically, the key word is standardized.

By Bart_Simpson22 (Bart_Simpson22) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 05:57 pm: Edit

any more points to stress guys?

By Jwood (Jwood) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 06:12 pm: Edit

Just that everyone on this board would laugh at my 4.0 if they knew how I got it. No AP's, no honors. Hardly any homework. Does anyone else have something called "finals exemption"? Easy classes. 7-10% of the graduating class is a valedictorian.

Without standardized tests, there would be no standard. Schools like mine degrade the meaning of education and cheapen the ideals which schools [should] represent.

By Studiousvegetar (Studiousvegetar) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 09:52 pm: Edit

Some people can afford expensive prep. (such as PR), while others can't. I guess there is some inflation in terms of test scores. Some people would have higher scores if they could afford it. I think GPA represents work ethic.

By Ziplocky (Ziplocky) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:12 pm: Edit

Pros- Read because they'll tell you how frikkin great the SAT is since they're making so much money off of it.

Cons- Check out for some interesting studies.

Personally, I think tests such as the SAT II's are very indicative to your successes in each particular subject you take them in. The SAT's however, are an out-of-date, oppressive test that the college board even admits pretty much guages nothing except how much money you can put into studying for it...(hence, they sell so many books online.)

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