Ralph Tyler is considered the father of assessment and standardize testing in classrooms. Throughout my what seems like never-ending years in school, I have completed many standardized tests in the class to prove what I have learned. These tests where completed so the teacher could understand what we had learned and what areas we have struggled in as a class. The problem with this method is if the majority of the class was succeeding in an area we would move on.
Some of the disadvantages of a standardize test is that some students have trouble with this kind of test. Personally, I struggle because of anxiety. Another issue is that questions maybe worded different than a student has learned or the student may need to talk about the question out loud to understand. These problems can cause confusion to the student causing them a disadvantage.
Standardize testing also has many potential benefits. Results of these tests can give the teacher information about where the students are at with certain subjects. This means that the teacher then knows what needs to be improved and what was successful in the classroom. Tests can save a teacher a lot of time as they can be easy to mark and gives a future direction. Lastly, standardize testing shows the progress of a student and what strategies work best with certain students.