Pressures Of The Aims Test Could Make For A Higher Drop-Out Rate


High schoolers are not the only people taking the AIMS test -- it is also being taken by eighth-graders, fifth-graders and third-graders. People are wondering if this is going to bring up the drop-out rate of high schoolers. Personally I think it might, but they have five chance to pass all four sections with a 60 percent or higher. So they might not drop out.

The four tests have very high standards that you need to meet -- two math tests, a Social Studies, and English. I think by the end of your senior year you should be able to reach these standards, but not everyone will. So for the upcoming kids who have to take the AIMS test, don't be afraid, just work hard and prepare for it.

Brandon Gordon, Rim Country Middle School

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