Officials To Set 1 Standard For High School Tests

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada education officials are preparing to set a uniform standard for high school students who take tests to earn credits.

Officials say under the new bar 70 percent would be the passing grade that allows students to forgo a full course of instruction and receive credit.

Nevada school districts currently have differing requirements - ranging from 70 percent to 85 percent.

The 2007 Legislature directed the department to establish a uniform policy statewide.

Under the new policy, school districts would still develop and grade tests, but a passing grade of 70 percent would be uniform statewide.

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing in January before voting on the proposed rule.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun,

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