New methods for measuring students' success considered in N.C.

08/4/2011 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The North Carolina State Board of Education is considering making the ACT college-admissions exam a requirement for high-school juniors. As officials consider whether to seek a waiver from No Child Left Behind's requirements, one option is to replace NCLB standards with a state measure that takes into account students' scores on ACT exams, graduation rates and other measures. Officials say the proposed system would measure students' readiness for college and career and could become a model for other states.

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