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Minority Test Scores Prompt Action

Posted February 25, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Some disappointing test scores achieved by minority students are prompting action in North Carolina. A day-long summit is scheduled for March to address the problem.

Scores show only 36 percent of minority students scored at or above grade level in grades 3 - 8. That compares to 70 percent of white students.

Of particular concern are black males, of whom only 31 percent reached or exceeded grade level.