MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE: State & National Tests at Odds Over Student Proficiency

“A report on student testing released Thursday finds big gaps in most states between the percentage of students shown to be proficient in reading and math on state tests and the much lower number found to be proficient on a national benchmark test,” says McClatchy. The article goes on to say:

“The picture is expected to change in upcoming years because many states have raised their academic standards and started using new tests to measure them this year. Results will be available in many states in the fall.”

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