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State test standards for students rise

Officials: New WKCE reading, math proficiency levels to more accurately reflect student readiness

2:08 AM, Feb. 22, 2013
As part of a series of changes the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction instituted last year, the state has altered the criteria for its standardized tests, which could mean some students, who achieved proficient and advanced ratings previously, could be rated basic or minimal now. Parents will receive information about their child's scores next week. Wisconsin uses tests much such as the sample exam from the state of Washington shown in this photo illustration.
As part of a series of changes the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction instituted last year, the state has altered the criteria for its standardized tests, which could mean some students, who achieved proficient and advanced ratings previously, could be rated basic or minimal now. Parents will receive information about their child's scores next week. Wisconsin uses tests much such as the sample exam from the state of Washington shown in this photo illustration.
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When parents of local public school students get the results of standardized tests in the mail this week, they might be in for a surprise.

As part of its waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law, Wisconsin raised the standards for reading and math this year, changing the benchmarks for four ratings in the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam - advanced, proficient, basic and minimal. For example, a score within a certain number range might have been labeled advanced in years past, but a student with the same score this year will only receive a proficient rating.

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