School Testing Changes Planned

1 decade 4 years 2 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
JEFFERSON CITY -- A new proposal could result in better standardized test scores for Missouri students. The state Board of Education will consider a plan next month to revise the way the state grades Missouri Assessment Program tests. At issue is how well students must do to be considered "proficient" in a subject. The proposed grading standards are intended so that about 44 percent of students would score proficient. In some cases, that's significantly higher than now. For example, just 17 percent of tenth-graders scored proficient in math last year. In other cases, the changes would have little effect. For example, 43 percent of fourth grade students ranked proficient in math last year.

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