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TH3Antag0nist
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Should students be allowed to move up a grade early by completing tests?

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Started: 1/29/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nobodyworthmentioning

Pro

If a student wishes to move up a grade early a feels that they know the required information, they should be allowed to take a test that will see if they know that information. If they are not eligible, they stay in that same grade, if they are, they move up into the next grade.
Some students already know the lessons that they are learning for the year. By allowing them to take this test, it is allowing them to acquire new information. By not allowing them to take this test, it is holding them back from reaching their full potential. It also allows teachers to help out the kids that truly need it.
TH3Antag0nist

Con

I do not believe a student should just be able to pass a test and skip a grade. First, tests are based off of multiple choice questions and short constructed responses. ( most of the time). If a student were to just guess and get lucky they would skip a grade. However I will not use luck as my central argument. A student should not be able to skip a grade unless the student,parents, and teacher are okay with it. Then they will also have to get an advanced score often. A higher school administrator will have to approve of the student's advancement.
You also said,"Some students already know the lessons that they are learning for the year." I don't know how a student would already know the lesson plans for the year. Unless they had home tutoring or the teacher already taught them the lessons for that year then they can't possibly know the lessons for that year.
If a student wishes to skip a grade and his teacher is backing him then maybe a series of tests can be taken to show the student's potential. However simply giving every student a test that allows them to skip a grade is not going to help the student.
Debate Round No. 1
nobodyworthmentioning

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TH3Antag0nist

Con

All arguments carried down.
Debate Round No. 2
nobodyworthmentioning

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TH3Antag0nist

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Well my pro has clearly given up so VOTE CON.
Debate Round No. 3
nobodyworthmentioning

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TH3Antag0nist

Con

These debates are so disappointing. VOTE CON
Debate Round No. 4
nobodyworthmentioning

Pro

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TH3Antag0nist

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by theta_pinch 3 years ago
theta_pinch
"btw i am only 13 and am kicking butt in every debate i make."

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Posted by Rileynator13 3 years ago
Rileynator13
This has nothing to do with this debate
Posted by FEARTHEGHUS 3 years ago
FEARTHEGHUS
they mostly are i did go up a grade. The only reason i did not skip even more is because of my maturity, btw i am only 13 and am kicking butt in every debate i make.
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