I need help on how to write a journal article critique on one of the attached articles. Half of the paper must be the summary of the article and the second part my insight (no first person). Attached is the article found on eric.gov.
First off, I would like to say that your choice of articles is fantastic. They give plenty of information and are insightful giving plenty of opportunity for critiquing. To begin, you will want to make sure that you understand what the article is telling you.
From what I have read, a short summary would be along the lines of : The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is administered each year to all graduating seniors. According to Florida state law, all public school seniors must pass this exam in order to graduate from high school. However, according to Borg, Plumlee and Stranahan's article Plenty of Children Left Behind: High-Stakes Testing and Graduation Rates in Duval County, Florida, some students are lacking the skills necessary to pass these tests.
For definition purposes, high-stakes testing refers to tests in which the results are used to make important decisions about educators, administrators, students and schools.
As previous studies have shown, race and ethnicity are factors that may skew test results for students taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). It is also shown that minorities from poor, less educated or transient households score lower on the FCAT due to the lack of resources and the increasing score needed to pass the exam.
Borg, Plumlee and Stranahan's article, however takes this issue one step further. Looking at one district's FCAT ...
Article and journal review of high-stakes testing, including definitions and summary of article.