CHICAGO (CBS) – The state of Illinois is letting students pass standardized tests with more wrong answers.
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The Chicago Tribune reports that in 2006, 36 of 56 correct answers, or a score of about 64 percent, was required to pass the fifth-grade reading test. Now, the requirement has dropped to 31 correct answers, or 55 percent, the Tribune reported.READ MORE: Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Jussie Smollett Trial
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The Tribune reported that compared with four years ago, fewer right answers are required for 11 of 12 Illinois Standard Achievement Tests in reading and math.