Should a state-mandated exit exam be required for high school graduation?

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I agree on what you have to say. I have to do this debate at my school and looked up some information about it and your debate caught my eye and may use some of what you have to say.

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I dont think that state testing should be required for students to pass, because the students that doesnt pass they cant graduate, they will drop out, and other bad things will happen. It stop others from getting their education(meaning the one's that doesnt graduate). They pass they will be rewarded but if they dont they dont. just think the people that cant pass the state test they have to suffer or get jobs that they dont want. It's just messing up others dream. That's all that i am going to say.

Jacob Black (not verified)

A "12th grade education"

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A "12th grade education" should be a 12th grade education. The CASHEE is based on 8th and 10th grade basic academic content. A student should not be promoted if he cannot pass this test of "basics." The diploma does not mean anything. What would an employer think of a student that "graduates" high school and receives a diploma, but can't pass 8th and 10th grade basics? Colleges keep wondering why so many incoming freshman are taking remedial classed. HELLO. Why are students being able to graduate from high school with less than an 8th or 10th grade education, regardless of their socio-economic background? School districts/schools should not be promoting those students. period.I find it difficult to choose between the first and last choices. I do believe we must reduce the number of high stakes testing, none at all would be preferable. Test results can be used for planning, remediation, etc. but not to punish students or teachers or schools. On the other hand, a rigorous exit exam required for all seeking a high school diploma is necessary if the diploma is to mean anything beyond having hung around high school to acccumulate credits. This test should be constructed so that students who have been provided with equal education opportunity can pass. This means teachers must be allowed to teach actual material and skills, including critical thinking and problem solving; and they should not be rewarded for teaching the test. This means the test must be more than multiple guess; critical thought, problem-solving ability and written language skills must be demonstrated We are testing children in Texas to death. The students start in third grade and are tested until they pass the exit level test in eleventh grade. This is too much testing and pressure to pass the different levels of tests

Brooke (not verified)

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Thanks, typo. Ha.

gabligoo (not verified)

It's supposed to be "are" not

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It's supposed to be "are" not "is."
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Brooke (not verified)

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You know there is these things called typos? They happen all the time.

Brooke (not verified)

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I'm a 9th grader currently and I believe that exit exams are both necessary and unnecessary.
First, the exams are necessary, because it determines who has been paying attention thoughout highschool, or even middle school. Also, if they did not pass the exam (which contains 9th/8th grade math and 10th grade english), then would they beable to take on college classes?
On the other hand, exit exams do not suit every person's ability. Some might be mentally unable to pass. The exams also stifles creativity. In my geometry class, we now have to be on the same subject every week as the rest of the school district. We are not able to do as many projects because we are required to study for the exam.
Overall, the exit exams are both beneficial and useless.

That is pieces of both sides (Aff. and Neg.) of my debate that I am doing in school. Comment please, it would be very helpful.

Makenzie Ryans (not verified)

Win!

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Win!

Makenzie Ryans (not verified)

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You spelled "personally" and "graduating" wrong.

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