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By PBN Staff
When the R.I. Department of Education released a statement saying that 40 percent of this year’s junior class was in danger of not graduating from high school because of sub-standard scores on the New England Common Assessment Program tests, many parents and student advocates reacted strongly, with many calling for the end of placing the test in such a determining role.
Elementary & Secondary Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist countered by saying that the affected children would have a clear path to bring themselves into compliance with the statewide requirements over the next year.
Where do you stand on the issue?