Student Success

Ayanna Davis

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June 20, 2016

Honestly, I do not think tests are an accurate measure of student success. When you take a test it doesn’t count for anything except for your ability to listen. On the test that teachers give are usually things that they have either taught you in class or that they told you. If you are a student who chooses not to participate and pay attention in class then you will not do well. Does that mean that you aren’t smart? Well, not exactly, but I feel that is how people interpret it. You can be one of the brightest people in the word, but fail every test, simply because you choose to not listen. Student success isn’t based just on school work, but on a number of things. In order to be successful you need to have some support. What good does it do you if you have no support in life? Having someone that is there for you and believes in you makes things a lot better, and when you don’t have that it just makes you want to give up. What’s the point of trying when no one believes in you anyway? So, basically all it proves is your ability to listen. I feel like if you want to know how smart a person is you should talk to them and see what they have to say. Maybe that person just isn’t good at taking test. Having no confidence in yourself can also make taking important test hard on you. Taking test are hard because it’s just you and the paper and when you have constantly been told you aren’t going to succeed, every bad thing you have ever been told makes its way into your head during the test. That is when you start to doubt yourself and get all confused and upset, so you give up and just guess.