40% of Fla. students may fail U.S. history exam under scoring plan

A proposed scoring plan of Florida's end-of-course exam in U.S. history, which accounts for about 30% of a student's final course grade, is being predicted to mean that about 40% of students will not pass the test this spring. High-school students in U.S. history courses took the exam for the first time last year and data from those tests were used to determine a passing score. The State Board of Education is expected to vote on the plan this week.

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