NY State adjusted the scoring of statewide student tests — upwards

State officials touted increases in scores on tough Common Core exams this year but failed to reveal that they had lowered the number of right answers needed to pass half the exams.

The state Education Department dropped the number of raw points needed to hit proficiency levels in six of the 12 English and math exams given to students in grades 3 to 8, officials acknowledged.

Here’s a great way to improve your test results: monkey with how the tests are scored!

NY ‘fixed’ Common Core tests — and scores surged | New York Post.

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