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“Cut score” debates

Hi writer friends,

I noticed that Arne Duncan called out his home state of Illinois in Tuesday’s Washington Post piece, pointing to the state lowering test standards — “cut scores” — to make it look like students are performing better than they are.

Duncan made reference to “several” other states, a club in which Michigan can claim membership. Was curious to see which other states might be in that group.

Thanks for the help!

Dave Murray

Grand Rapids Press

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