Mcas: Are You For Or Against It? Analysis Of An Editorial + My Own Opinions On Mcas Test Administration

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Recently, there have been many centerpieces written condemning the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and a few supporting it. One I found particularly interesting was an article titled "High-stakes testing defeats purpose of education." It condemned and blamed the MCAS in many radical ways and thinks MCAS prevents Massachusetts from being an "equitable society."Society isn't equitable. It's completely biased and has its own hierarchies. If Massachusetts were egalitarian, then the average know-nothing civilian would be almost right to call us "communist." Face the facts: the world is full of competition; MCAS just reduces the time for judging who's on top and who's on ...view middle of the document...

If the state legislators took away the MCAS, Massachusetts wouldn't be a very good state to live and learn in.The only controversy between MCAS supporters is its graduation requirement. Students who fail the MCAS in tenth grade are not allowed to graduate high school. I for one think this policy is unfair. Tenth grade is too early to truly determine a student's performance. The future can't be predicted. Taking the MCAS at grade ten would not say anything about how the student will carry out the rest of his school career.Over three-quarters of the country either have a minor mental handicap or a lingual handicap. Yet state legislators still expect the students to do as well as the non-handicapped students. Something that really makes this problem worse is the handicapped students meet or will meet all other graduation requirements by the time they get to grade twelve, but due to a test they failed in grade ten, they are denied diplomas. During the two-year wait from tenth grade to twelfth grade, one student can learn a lot of skills and knowledge he or she will need later in life.There are also many gifted students who cannot...

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