Half of Virginia's public school students who took the state-mandated Standards of Learning test have failed:
See "Virginia students' math scores plunge."
The manner in which basic algebra and geometry questions were asked have been changed this year, causing the "plunge."
Expect the tests to be scrapped in favor of easier tests.
Education be damned ...
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The call goes forth: Dumb down the test! And it comes from the Roanoke Times editorial page. Naturally.