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Students prepare for the ITBS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02, 2011 17:27 PM

Following the harsh winter that has delayed some standardized exams, students are now gearing up to take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).

There is an immense amount of pressure put on students to ensure they pass these exams, particularly since the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act, which stipulates that pupils must take a standardized test in order to graduate.

According to Sioux City, Iowa's NBC affiliate, KTIV, students have been preparing for months for the ITBS. Educators are trying to prepare students as best they can, as there is a major stress on good performance for these exams.

"We are teaching specific reading skills and math skills that would apply both for the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills as well as our general, everyday curriculum," Roosevelt Elementary principal Darrell Langley told the news provider.

According to the Sioux City Journal, the exams will take place between March 14 and 21. The news provider reports that students have been preparing for the ITBS for the past few months.