Behind the Headline: Standards Raised, More Students Fail Tests

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Standards Raised, More Students Fail Tests
07/29/10 | The New York Times

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State Standards Rising in Reading but Not in Math
Fall 2010 | Education Next

Passing rates on state tests plummeted this year in New York after state education officials raised the cut score on the state’s reading and math tests. New York said that the tests had become significantly easier to pass.  A study by Paul Peterson and Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón that will appear in the Fall 2010 issue of Ed Next finds that New York is not the only state that had been dumbing down its tests.

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