standardized tests http://wfae.org en Refusing To Take NC Standardized Tests Can Cost Some Students http://wfae.org/post/refusing-take-nc-standardized-tests-can-cost-some-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina school students will have to tackle several hours of standardized tests in a few weeks. State and federal laws mandate that. As the debate over these tests intensifies, many parents wonder if their kids can refuse to take them.&nbsp; The answer is yes, but it may cost them.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:16:01 +0000 Lisa Miller 49987 at http://wfae.org Refusing To Take NC Standardized Tests Can Cost Some Students Tests Aligned To Common Core Causing A Stir http://wfae.org/post/tests-aligned-common-core-causing-stir <p align="left">Hundreds of kids across the Carolinas are putting some standardized tests aligned to the Common Core to the test. They’re getting mixed reviews. South Carolina’s School Superintendent wants to prevent the state from using them next year. The jury is still out in North Carolina.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:58:57 +0000 Lisa Miller 49093 at http://wfae.org Tests Aligned To Common Core Causing A Stir NC Board Lowers 'Pass' Score In Response To Reading Law Concerns http://wfae.org/post/nc-board-lowers-pass-score-response-reading-law-concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina students will find it easier this year to pass the state’s standardized tests.&nbsp; The state board of education decided yesterday to lower the score it would take to be deemed proficient. That means thousands of third-graders will no longer have to attend summer reading camps mandated by the new reading law.</span></p><p>WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt in the studio.&nbsp;</p><p>KK: Lisa, why did the state board decide to do this now?</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:59:45 +0000 Lisa Miller 46450 at http://wfae.org NC Board Lowers 'Pass' Score In Response To Reading Law Concerns