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Standardizing the World


By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project



For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the government is telling teachers that they need to make sure the students understand the information that is on the test before they move on to other topics. By doing this teachers are not showing the students how to think creatively or all the different ways to get to the same answer.

During the written part of tests, this is the only time that it is not graded by a computer. Even today, due to the cost of hiring people to grade these written tests, companies are attempting to make a program that would allow the computer to grade the written portion. This would save money for our government, although it would create a huge controversy for people. If computers were grading the tests, they would most likely be looking at all the punctuation instead of the concepts that the students are trying to convey.

Personally I do not believe that there should be standardized tests that are required. These standardized tests are used to determine if students know the required information to pass the grade, or some even could prevent students from graduating. There used to be a writing test that students were required to pass during their ninth grade year. Although that is not a requirement anymore, there is still an English and a math test that is required to be passed before a student can graduate. I believe that as long as the students are able to pass the classes, that should be enough for them to be able to graduate, not a standardized test.

There are also standardized tests being used in job applications. These tests could cause a person from either getting the job or not. In these types of tests, it gives the person a situation and examples of ways to handle them. The person would have to choose one that he believed would do in that situation. This ,I believe, is not a good thing because it does not give people the option to think for themselves as to what they would do. Also these type of tests do not allow the employers to meet the applicants and see how they act when it is face to face instead of over a monitor. There are people that could know what it is that they should do in different situations, thus allowing them to pass the test. When they are actually put in th .....
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Standardizing the World

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the governm ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Star Trek in today’s culture

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Journal Student Writing Project

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world lost a cultural icon. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock in Star Trek, died at the age of 83. Some people might argue that Spock was not a large cultural icon, but many people would disagree. Wheth ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Star Trek in today’s culture

By Jeremiah Munson


On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world lost a cultural icon. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock in Star Trek, died at the age of 83. Some people might argue that Spock was not a large cultural icon, but many people would disagree. Wheth ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Star Trek in today’s culture

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world lost a cultural icon. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock in Star Trek, died at the age of 83. Some people might argue that Spock was not a large cultural icon, but many people would disagree. Whether ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Mardi Gras 101

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

By Alexis Jorgensen Last Tuesday, February 17, was the celebration of Mardi Gras. Most of the Midwest is unaware of the traditions that happen at the celebration of Mardi Gras. When most people think about Mardi Gras, they think of beads, parties, ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Camera obscura

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Camera is latin for room, and obscura is latin for dark.(cameraobscura.co.uk, 2014) Basically it’s where an outside image is projected into a room upside down. It’s actually something very simple and easy to make. You could make one in your ow ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Camera obscura

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Camera is latin for room, and obscura is latin for dark.(cameraobscura.co.uk, 2014) Basically it’s where an outside image is projected into a room upside down. It’s actually something very simple and easy to make. You could make one in your ow ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Cell Phones for Soldiers

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Do you have some newer or gently used cell phones you don’t use anymore just lying in a drawer at your house? The Mabel-Canton National Honor Society is doing another service project called Cell Phones for Soldiers. With this program, you can br ..... 
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