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Illinois schools give some students more time to prepare for standardized tests
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 16:13 PM

Every year, public school students are subjected to standardized tests as a way to gauge their knowledge of the curriculum expected of them. However, some schools choose to help their students prepare for these exams in hopes of boosting scores.

Due to extreme weather that has rocked the Midwest, some students in Illinois will have an extra week to prepare for their standardized tests, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. Because the storms forced most schools in the state to close from February 1 - 3, the State Board of Education allowed districts the option to delay the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) by one week.

"Several districts asked if we could delay the testing window and we were able to do so without incurring additional costs or missing any of our deadlines," Mary Fergus, spokeswoman for the state school board, told the news provider.

According to the Board of Education's website, testing now has the possibility to last until the end of March, should school districts decide to push back the exam dates.



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