Test results call into question social-promotion problem

09/1/2004 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

For the past two years, Texas third-graders have had to pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills reading test to be promoted. Because the 2004 failing rate was just 3%, almost the same rate as the year before the new standard took effect, some wonder whether a serious social-promotion problem ever existed.

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