The Instigator
catherinechen
Pro (for)
The Contender
Allodic
Con (against)

Standardized Test Prep Classes Should be Offered in Public Schools

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Started: 3/7/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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catherinechen

Pro

While test prep classes for the SAT and ACT are available, only students who can afford those classes get the opportunity to succeed. By offering test prep classes in public schools, which will cover material on the test that is not learned in schools, as well as get students familiarized with the test format, students from all families-those who can afford test prep and those who can't, will be able to succeed and feel better about important tests such as the SAT, ACT, and AP Tests.
Allodic

Con

Yes, while I do agree that Standardized Test Prep is important, it is impractical to implement them into Public Schools. The average school day only has 7 hours, and each minute is important for the classes that you are taking.

Let's say that there are prep classes, in order to assess if the classes are actually working, you would need them to take the actual test, like the SAT or ACT, which takes several hours to complete. In order for them to take the SAT or ACT, you would need to neglect several school days in order to do this.

Additionally, where would you get the test prep from? This would take money, money that most schools can't afford. Their budget is already too full, and handing out another 2500 or so SAT prep books would be too expensive.

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