Schools have more time to study

Students are getting more time to go over math and English lessons before the first portion of ISTEP begins next month.

Schools originally were to begin testing students as soon as March 3. But after multiple school closings and delays because of cold weather and snow, the state is giving them more time. Now schools have until March 21 to do the first section of testing, most of which involves answering essay-style questions, for third- through eighth-grade students across the state.

Local educators say that gives them more time to review scores of other tests and assessments students have taken this school year and provide extra help to students who need it.

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