Testing Gets Bad Rep

Baseball Diamond 43%

Rating of 2 out of 6

The Register-Mail

Mar 7, 1:00 AM

Teachers prep students for ISAT tests this week

Third through eighth-grade students throughout Knox County are urged to get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast and arm themselves with a sharpened No. 2 pencil this week in preparation for the Illinois State Achievement Test. The ISAT is one of two standardized tests used to determine whether districts make Adequate Yearly Progress, part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The other is the Prairie State Achievement Exam, which includes the American College Entrance Exam, which high school juniors will take later this spring.

Tags: achievement, testing, no child left behind

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