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Nc Miscalculated Rate Of Teachers Who Failed Math Exam

For more than five months, North Carolina’s education leaders have been agonizing over a math test that has posed a barrier for hundreds of elementary school teachers trying to get their license and keep their jobs.

This week state officials announced that, well … their own calculations may have been flawed.

But they said Wednesday the hullabaloo over high failure rates on the Pearson exams has led them to new insights and better questions about how to keep incompetent teachers out of classrooms without deterring good ones.