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should students take ISTEP

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/12/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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skywoods

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Students should not take ISTEP because all it does is judge teachers so basically were doing nothing and it doesn't help us in the future.
Stupidape

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First what is ISTEP?

"In Indiana, all students in grades 3 through 10 take the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus" [1]

Specifically ISTEP tests writing, math, and reading skills. I will argue that it is better for ten children to have to go through redundant testing then to have one child be illiterate. In the 50's it was much more likely for children to be illiterate upon gradation. To slip through the cracks. This is the reason for these no child left behind acts. To make sure each child receives the minimum amount of education.

" But about 1 in 7 can't read it. They're illiterate.

Statistics released by the U.S. Education Department this week show that some 32 million U.S. adults lack basic prose literacy skill. That means they can't read a newspaper or the instruction on a bottle of pills. " [2]

I contend that illiteracy in adults is not good. That teaching people in early education is the correct way to remedy illiteracy.

Links
1. http://www.warren.k12.in.us...
2. http://www.livescience.com...
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Posted by Jakefb59 1 year ago
Jakefb59
ISTEP - Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus is an annual No Child Left Behind test designed by the Indiana Department of Education to measure students' mastery of basic skills, particularly reading, writing, and mathematics. (Wikipedia)
Posted by MikeTheGOd 1 year ago
MikeTheGOd
Istep?
Posted by maxxy123 1 year ago
maxxy123
no I believe that people in schools should not take istep because it test is your IQ and also you may not have the most smarts.
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Vote Placed by Death23 1 year ago
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