6 Ways Standardized Testing Disproportionately Harms Black Students | African-American News and Black History

black boys special ed, black students, Black Students Suspended, Editor's Picks, List, Race, racial bias in schools, racial bias in test taking, standardized tests, zero tolerance -

6 Ways Standardized Testing Disproportionately Harms Black Students

black boys special ed, black students, Black Students Suspended, Editor's Picks, List, Race, racial bias in schools, racial bias in test taking, standardized tests, zero tolerance -

6 Ways Standardized Testing Disproportionately Harms Black Students

 

standardized testing

Negatively Impacts Quality of Education at Low-Income Schools

Because standardized test results are often used to determine how funding will be allocated to schools, low-income districts face even more pressure to have their students earn high scores on such tests. According to a report titled “Racial Justice and Standardized Educational Testing,” “The law promotes teaching to the mostly multiple-choice state tests, focusing one-sidedly on rote skills and ignoring higher-level thinking. The impact is greater in schools that serve low-income youth, particularly students of color.”

Black students in urban schools

Forces Many Young Black Boys Into Special Education Programs

According to a report by the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, standardized tests are incredibly inefficient and unfairly misplace Black boys in special education classes based on such test results. Many times these young men are not in need of special education but may simply be poor test takers or have not received the same quality of education that other students have been fortunate enough to receive.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

#BOOKFRIDAY SALE! Save 30% on all Physical Books,...
#BOOKFRIDAY SALE! Save 30% on all Physical Books,...
#BOOKFRIDAY SALE! Save 30% on all Physical Books, Physical Tablets and Book sets in stock. Discount code is; "BookFri...
Read More
#BookFriday Sale! Save 30% on all Physical Books,...
#BookFriday Sale! Save 30% on all Physical Books,...
#BookFriday Sale! Save 30% on all Physical Books, Physical Tablets and Book sets in stock. Discount code is; "BookFri...
Read More
The Meteor Man - 1993...
The Meteor Man - 1993...
The Meteor Man - 1993 (Movie) #BlackHeroes #UBNVids Download this movie at UnitedBlackBooks.org today! A high schoo...
Read More
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture...
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture...
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C.L.R. James (E-Book) Link: UnitedBlackL...
Read More

Tags