State Board of Education Sets Pass Rates
The State Board of Education has adopted annual pass rates for standardized reading and mathematics tests for the next four years.
82% was adopted as the pass rate for the Standardized Learning reading tests, and 80% was set for the math exams.
For the 2013-14 school year, the pass rates for both tests will be set at 100% under the federal No Child Left Behind law. These benchmarks are used to hold schools accountable for improving all students’ academic performance, the main goal of No Child Left Behind.
For a school to make the grade, each student subgroup, including, for example, students learning English and children with disabilities, will have to meet the pass rate.
John Ogle, WCVE News