If you are a public schooling teacher, then you probably spend a good amount of time trying to prepared your students for standardized testing to the best of your abilities. This is likely to be especially true if you are a high school teacher, as this is the time when many students begin taking such tests as the ACT and SAT, which are often used as a determining factor when colleges decide whether or not to admit a particular student who as applied to the school
It is important to prepare students for these standardized tests to the best of your ability not only because their scores may mean the difference between getting into their ideal colleges or not, but also because high standardized test scores can help your students to reduce the expenses related to attending college in the first place.
For example, many schools will use ACT, SAT, and other standardized test scores to allow students to “test out” of, or surpass, certain general education classes. This can save them a significant amount of money as they pursue a college education.
Furthermore, many colleges and universities offer scholarships based on factors such as GPA and standardized test scores. Therefore, if you prepare your students well enough, you could open up the doors for them to receive scholarships toward their education and make attending college more affordable for them.
Finally, since higher test scores often result in being accepted to a wider range of schools, students are given more opportunities and options to choose from when it comes to their higher education.
Overall, there is simply no underestimating the importance of preparing your students for standardized testing, so be sure that you are spending an adequate amount of time in reviewing key concepts that will likely appear on such exams.