North Carolina students will find it easier this year to pass the state’s standardized tests. 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.
WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt in the studio.
KK: Lisa, why did the state board decide to do this now?