1/24/2013

The Illinois State Board of Education today is expected to consider whether to raise the cut scores for students on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test given to third- through eighth-graders in reading, math and science. If the changes are approved, education officials anticipate a drop in the number of students performing at grade level on the tests. Using 2012 testing data, 79% of students were proficient in reading and 86% were in math, but the scores dropped to 60% for both using the proposed criteria.

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