Parents, teachers, and students may be in for a rude awakening next month when they get the scores of standardized tests taken at the end of last year. Less than half of North Carolina students were deemed proficient in most subjects. But that doesn’t mean students are necessarily performing any worse.
North Carolina students took re-tooled standardized tests at the end of last year. They’re designed to assess students based on more rigorous standards under the Common Core. For example, some 8th grade math is now being taught in 6th grade.