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Tests KO Students

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Adrian Barahona
Student Taking test Online.

Students find most tests difficult.

Some young students experience “anxiety, panic, irritability, frustration, boredom, crying, headaches, and loss of sleep” while taking high-stakes tests, they reported, before concluding that “high-stakes testing causes damage to children’s self-esteem, overall morale and love of learning,” Said Article Edutopia. In a random survey of 42 Morton students, 31% said that math gives out/has the hardest tests.

“I say English too because the other don’t do tests that often, but when they do, they are usually easy, but for English it the hardest for me,” Senior Alexis Serna said.

Others have different opinions.

“Math because most people don’t want to learn and don’t pay attention and think it will be useless in life,” Junior Fredrick Lopez said.

Others agree with Lopez.

“AP math because I hate math like a lot of other students and its pretty hard to understand especially if its AP,” student Malik Hammad said

Even teachers would agree from a professional level.

“I think my professional opinion and personal opinion match, and I think its mathematics is the hardest one and I think if you look at numbers from tests here at school the math scores are a little lower than others,” teacher Mr. Asay said

Other teachers see it differently.

“I would probably say I think the hardest is core US history because a lot of students are not used to writing and using document based questions, plus us history requires a lot of memorizing which a lot of students have trouble with,”  social science teacher Mrs. Lopez said.

And, some teachers refelct on their own content area.

“While I think that mathematics is often more complex — at least it is for me, I think that students usually hat the CAs in English because those are almost always essays — and essays require original critical thoughts.  There is no wholly correct or incorrect answer; students have to use significant support to explain their answers to make them correct,” English teacher Mr. Frankfother said.

 

 

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    Andy TorresMay 17, 2024 at 9:21 am

    I liked writing this story because it was one topic many students can relate to, and writing it with a two friends made the topic more fun to research.

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    Adrian BarahonaMay 17, 2024 at 9:06 am

    i liked writing this story because a lot of people had different opinions and it was fun to interview people.

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    Diego OrozcoMay 17, 2024 at 9:06 am

    I liked writing this story because it had so many quotes that I can relate to.

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    brandonNov 27, 2023 at 10:42 am

    i think tests do work out our brains to the point it just leaves us blank

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    MatteoNov 27, 2023 at 10:35 am

    i feel like the test a lot of students the they are hard because must of the senior struggle bacause they is there last year and they need help to go to colloge

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    Andy TorresNov 27, 2023 at 9:08 am

    “In a random survey of 42 Morton students, 31% said that math gives out/has the hardest tests” This I can agree with because of how teachers give out math tests and how difficult it looked, stressed out on how bad I would do if I didn’t do well on math tests

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    Diego OrozcoNov 27, 2023 at 9:01 am

    “I say English too because the other don’t do tests that often, but when they do, they are usually easy, but for English it the hardest for me,” I agree with this statement because I find English rather more difficult compared to math.

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    AndyNov 27, 2023 at 9:00 am

    I find the math tests to be more difficult because of how stressed I get sometimes and how difficult they look when trying to take a test related to math.

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    Abraham DeLaTorre-GonzalezNov 21, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    “In a random survey of 42 Morton students, 31% said that math gives out/has the hardest tests.” I can relate to this a lot because the hardest tests I have been given are my math tests and I struggle a lot because of them.

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