New Standards Could Improve Test Scores

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The revised standards mean more students could get better scores on the Missouri Assessment Program tests in math and communication arts. But educators who helped develop the new guidelines deny they're watering down the tests. While it may be easier for some students to get "proficient" or "advanced" ratings, educators say the test still is rigorous and grading scales are more reasonable. The standards were changed because of a 2004 law requiring Missouri's grading scale to be closer to that used on tests by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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