GOOD TEST SCORES

SHOULD STUDENTS BE PAYED FOR THEM ?

Introduction

Kids can earn large or small amounts of money for doing good on Advanced Placement or AP tests. Teachers can also earn money if a number of their students score high . On one hand, some people think it is okay to offer a cash bonus for good AP scores.

On the other hand, most people believe it is not right to offer a cash bonus for good AP scores.

Why Bribing kids isn't motivating.

  • After they get the reward the go back to bad habits, and if they don’t get the reward the don’t do it .
  • It doesn't teach intrinsic motivation which is need in life.
  • Also, Can send the wrong message to kids such as: Good behavior is only important to adults ETC…..

Why It could urge kids to cheat.

  • Kids often cheat because they see it as the only way to measure up to high expectations.
  • kids might feel like they can't pass the test without cheating.
  • By third grade, "the high pressure starts" as more students begin taking state standardized tests, says Mark Terry, president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Finally, What would happen if you took that bonus away?

  • Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink author of a book about what motivates us.
  • He says that once that reward is taken away there is no drive to do the task any more.
  • The graph on the write shows that the number of students taking the test has grown, when a reward was offered, consequently when you take that reward away the numbers will decline.