Essay on An End-Of-Instruction (EOI) Should NOT Determine Graduation

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Imagine taking a test that impacting one's life greatly and made a huge decision for their future. In the state of Oklahoma, High School students are required to take and pass EOIs in order to graduate. An EOI (End-Of-Instruction) is an exam that is based on the Oklahoma state standards, which define what students should be learning each school year. It helps the state determine what the teachers need to focus on and it shows the weakness of different areas of specific subjects. It also gives the state of Oklahoma a ranking compared to other states. Students must take all seven EOIs, but only need to pass four specific exams to graduate. Despite the fact that everyone is different, an EOI should not determine whether a …show more content…
"The Achieving Classroom Excellence Act (ACE) provides a framework for all Oklahoma school systems to implement standards, curriculum, and assessments with the rigor and relevance necessary for Oklahoma students to be prepared for college and the world of work"("Achieving Classroom Excellence"). When or if a student does not pass an EOI they always have a second chance (Coppernoll 3A). Most students do not know that if they fail an EOI, that they can always retake it with certain circumstances. The PLAN Test and the ACT are two alternative testing options if a student cannot achieve a passing score on the specific EOI.(Brunk 7A). These two tests are extremely important. Remediation opportunities are required by school districts for students that do not score proficient or advanced on one or more of the required EOIs ("Achieving Classroom Excellence"). In order to do better in the failed subject one can look into remediation. School districts can offer different types of remediation. Those include extra classes during the day, tutoring before or after school, online programs, summer school and Saturday school ("Achieving Classroom Excellence"). If one does not pass an EOI on the first try, there are different things to do to take the test again with higher confidence. EOIs are such an immense deal that it just makes students get overwhelmed. A highschool student in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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