You have to take it, but you don’t have to pass it. Brilliant.
I need to look at the passing rate. Clearly, if Idaho Students were passing it, the state would say it’s required. This is their work-around.
Idaho high school students haven’t been required to pass the ISAT, the Idaho Standards Achievement Test, to graduate from high school for the past two years, and the state Board of Education decided today they shouldn’t have to pass it this year, either, or in the future. The test still will be given as before – federal requirements call for testing in grades 3-8 plus once in high school – but passage won’t be a graduation requirement. “We’ll still administer it in the 10th grade as we do right now,” said Blake Youde, board spokesman.
Via Eye on Boise