High School Test, State Education Board to consider statewide finals

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Friday, January 19 2007 Jan 19, 2007 Friday, January 19, 2007 6:06:53 PM CST January 19, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - The State Board of Education may consider changing the standard tests that high school students take, in hopes of making them try harder. A task force on improving high school education had recommended Missouri move away from the Missouri Assessment Program tests. The panel suggested requiring students to take a college entrance exam like the A-C-T, but the state board didn't agree. Now the board could take up another idea. State education officials are looking at replacing the high school MAP tests with statewide finals in algebra, English, biology and government. Many educators complain that students don't take the MAP tests seriously because they don't affect their grades. Performance on the statewide final exam could factor into their grades.

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