New Jersey raises the bar on annual exams for 3rd, 4th grades

07/16/2009 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

New Jersey's third- and fourth-graders will have to get 50% of answers right -- instead of 40% to 45% -- on yearly language-arts and math tests to be considered proficient under new standards adopted by the New Jersey Board of Education. Officials say setting higher expectations will better prepare students for high school while identifying those at risk of falling behind.

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