Children develop most of their learning abilities in schools where they undergo and accept the maximum instruction from teachers. They learn most of their habits in school when they learn to ask questions. Teachers in fact are taking a large responsibility in equipping these children to become self-reliant in their future. In addition, there is always a pressure to perform well over such tests especially on those tests which are responsible to illustrate which students will graduate in high school. This makes the teachers to develop the syllabus as per the tests rather than making a syllabus which enhances the knowledge of the students making them succeed in their real lives. This has paved way to shifting the focus in the classroom that causing the students to have less interest over their class room studies and only motivates students to leave school. One of the foremost aims of school education is to make the students elaborate the tools that they have in the real world, and for this they go to school. However, testing in standardized way does the opposite of this aim. If this was known and each student would be tested on individual abilities, the results would be remarkable, and there is a sure possibility of the student being happier inside and would improve his/her self-image. In this way, the students can discover their true abilities and their strength which they can use in selecting a suitable subject and prosper in that stream of education.
The White Paper ‘The Ramifications of Standardized Testing on our Public Schools’ being released by the Central Florida School Board Coalition, talks about the effects of such tests on students (Strauss 1). The paper discusses how students are unable to learn subjects of their personal choices and testing results with immediate feedback impacts into the students getting demotivated and lose focus. Additionally, students who do not reach the 10th grade FCAT benchmark score, because of mandated remediation classes, they lose out on taking electives.