Some Tenn. schools question how best to implement testing cap

School districts can administer alternate standardized tests to 3% of their total student population, and if they go over this limit, students in the overage are designated as not being proficient in a particular subject area. A charter school organization in Nashville is seeing the impact of this rule for the first time as its middle-school scores fell by nearly 50%. Officials there are seeking a different means of reporting scores to the public based on concerns that the adjusted scores -- without further explanation -- reflect poorly on the organization's charter schools.

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