Summer is winding down, and the kids are heading back to the classroom for a brand new school year! The return to school also means the return to standardized school testing. Many school districts test incoming students at the start of the school year to assess their reading, writing, and math comprehension levels. These initial tests serve as a benchmark to be compared with test results collected at the end of the school year to evaluate each student’s progress and measure how much he or she has learned, as well as the amount of development that has been made. School testing at the beginning of the year also gives teachers a way to chart the students’ strengths and weaknesses, as well as to aid them with placement in reading groups and special classes for additional help.
These days, some, if not all school testing is conducted via a computer. A computerized testing program gives students a fair, unbiased assessment of their skills and helps teachers find out which students need additional practice within certain areas of the curriculum. Since these computerized tests are conducted on multiple terminals in the same classroom, it is essential that students be provided with headphones to listen to instructions and remain focused with little to no distraction. Some schools have begun to purchase disposable headphones for each student during school testing sessions. Disposable headphones come with many distinct advantages that make the cost worthwhile for school teachers and administrators at the testing time.
Why Do Some Schools prefer disposable Headphones for Testing?
Disposable headphones are designed for single use, as their name implies. However, they can be used more than once, and a student who is issued disposable headphones at the start of a school test can keep them for other activities throughout the school year that require the use of headphones. This not only alleviates the need for extensive bookkeeping for faculty members but also allows a student to be responsible for his or her headphones throughout a school year.
Additionally, disposable headphones do not need to be cleaned by members of the faculty, as non-disposable headphones must. Thanks to the simple construction of disposable school headphones, they cost much less than the rugged, strong school classroom headphones that are designed for years of wear and tear. Best of all, students love receiving disposable headphones that they are allowed to keep- teachers give them out as back-to-school gifts at the start of the school year in order to be used for a variety of classroom-related activities as well as personal enjoyment. Students can keep and use their own set of headphones all year long, without having to be worried if they accidentally lose or break their pair.
As the school year begins, teachers and school administrators will turn their attention toward the upcoming battery of standardized tests for all of their students. To make headphone use and upkeep easier for everyone involved while keeping within their budget now’s the time for school administrators to consider purchasing disposable headphones for their student body. Not only are they an ideal option for school testing, but they are a proven time-saver for staff and students alike!