More than half of local students pass year-end tests

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Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 3:33 pm

New results show most students in McDowell and across the state earned passing marks on reading and math tests after state officials changed the requirements.

The results released Thursday by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction show that statewide about 56 percent of students in grades three through eight scored high enough on end-of-grade tests to be considered proficient in reading. In math tests, about 51 percent of students were considered proficient.

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