N.C. set the bar high to pass common-core-aligned tests

10/4/2013 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The North Carolina State Board of Education has decided set a high bar for passing standardized testing, which means failure rates of more than 50% on reading, math and science tests administered to students in the spring. The Department of Public Instruction presented the board with options to ease the standards for the exams that are aligned with Common Core State Standards. Lowering the bar could mean that some students would be misidentified as proficient when they actually need help in a subject, one state official said.

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