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Schools Release Mixed Test Results

Posted August 23, 2007
Updated August 24, 2007

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— Preliminary test results released Thursday show that 91 percent of Wake County students in the third through eighth grades are reading at or above grade level.

Meanwhile, 76 percent of those students were testing at or above grade level in math, district administrators said.

But the proficiency rates for area high school students in the two subjects fell by about 5 percentage points, administrators said.

Final results from the end-of-grade and end-of-course tests will be released next month. The tests are used to measure the progress of students and school districts under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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  • richard2 Aug 24, 2007

    A whole lot of "mo" money needs to be thrown at this!

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Aug 24, 2007

    It is rather sad that they are pleased with these results.

    I really don't understand the purpose of NCLB. I feel like it's just a way to police and hound already under-funded schools. Can someone explain it to me please?

  • whatelseisnew Aug 24, 2007

    I heard on the news this morning that the School System was very pleased with the results. I found that to be very sad.

  • tbajr Aug 24, 2007

    Get the federal government out of schools, put God back in!