7/20/2010

New York officials say they will modify scoring on state exams to make them more difficult to pass -- a change expected to increase the number of students who failed exams taken in the spring. Officials reviewed the exam grading after New York students posted gains on state testing but not on other standardized exams. "I think it's unfair to teachers to say, thank you very much, you've been doing this work for the last three or four years, and now that your kids are passing, all of sudden we're going to call a B a C and call a C a D," one superintendent said.

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