Last updated on: 5/22/2019 | Author:

Zach Dawes, Jr., MDiv Biography

Managing Editor at
Con to the question "Do Standardized Tests Improve Education in America?"

“We currently have a system in which teachers and schools are assessed by student performance on tests that many (most?) likely disdain, might not care about how they perform and have little-to-no understanding of the negative consequences for their school or teachers if they don’t perform well…

For students who give their full effort, receiving a lower-than-expected score (particularly when their teachers have assessed them as being at grade level) could dampen spirits and lower motivation on future tests.”

“Do Standardized Tests Accurately Measure Student Achievement?,”, Mar. 11, 2019

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Managing Editor,, Jan. 2013-present
  • Field hand, CD Oil, Inc., Sep. 2012-Dec. 2012
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church (North Carolina), Nov. 2010-May 2012
  • MDiv, Truett Theological Seminary, 2008
  • BA, History and Religion, Baylor University, 2005
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