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School gears up for standardized test with pep rally
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011 16:58 PM

When it comes to standardized testing, there is a lot of preparation that goes into ensuring that students are ready for the exams. However, studying for multiple hours can put even more stress onto pupils, which is why some schools are thinking of other options in order to get students fired up.

Oakdale Primary School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, held a pep rally for its students in an effort to prepare them for the state standardized tests, according to the local CBS affiliate, CBS 42. The school held an Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) pep rally in an effort to boost morale.

The news provider reports that for the past two years, the institution has failed to make AYP for the past two years. Because of this, Oakdale Primary is currently in "school improvement" status.

Some of the events that took place during the pep rally included cheerleading, step dancing, rap performances and the school quarterback giving a motivational speech.

Standardized test preparation can be stressful for a number of students, which is why schools may want to consider helping them take their mind off the exams.