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N.C. Continues To Promote Students Who Fail End-Of-Grade Tests

Posted December 3, 2003 11:47 a.m. EST

— According to a study released Wednesday by the Board of Education, North Carolina public schools are still promoting students who fail to make the grade.

The study found two-thirds of all third-graders failed end-of-grade tests, but they were promoted.

The study also found more than 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders also failed the reading and math tests, but were promoted anyway.

Educators say other factors such as classwork and grades are considered in promoting students.