Capstone/Dissertation Title

No Child Left Behind Act a perspective: are educators being pressured to teach to standardize test because of this act

Term

2014

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAT

Abstract

Why are our students failing? This paper outlines a growing problem that our education system has been facing for years. Students are tested from the time they enter kindergarten until they finish with college but still students in the United States test poorly when compared to students in other countries when taking standardize tests. Unfortunately, the emphasis for why our students are failing the standardize tests in schools is placed primarily on the teachers. For this reason do teachers feel pressured to guide their students during standardize test to the better choice answer? This Capstone weighs whether or not teachers feel pressured to teach to standardize tests. During my research, surveys were conducted at two different schools from two different socioeconomic diversity backgrounds to see if the area a student lives in dictates how teachers feel about teaching to NCLB standards and tests

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