The uppercoming freshman for the class of 2010 are required to take the 10 grade ISTEP. They are to pass both the math and language arts portion of the test. If they fail the test they must take it again in the 11th grade. If they are unable to pass the test by the time they are in the 12 grade they have to choices which are to drop out and get their g.e.d. from a schooling program or to accept a certificate of completion which is not a diploma. If they take the certificate of completion they will never get their high school diploma or a G.E.D. This is unfair to the freshman because they have already had 8 years of schooling. These requirements need to be started out at a younger age for this program to succeed.
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p. lugo, United States7 years ago Comments: my child was left behind after failing the NYS Math exam but only found out the day of school after being promoted and then returned to the 7th grade after two days of class.
Debra Taylor, United States8 years ago Comments: This addendum need to be changed to this law. They need to give another alernative to students to aquire another method that is accepteable, so that they may attend college or trade school. So they can become productive citizens, and take care of themselves and families.
Jennifer V, United States9 years ago Comments: This is Really stupid.
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