Scores Plunge as Students Take New, Tougher Standardized Test

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By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CTMirror

The standardized test scores parents are accustomed to seeing for their child’s school have plunged as the state implements a harder test aligned with the controversial Common Core State Standards.

Scores released on Aug. 28 for tests taken last school year show that 39 percent of Connecticut public school students passed the state’s math exam — a significant drop from 83 percent in 2013.

In English, 55 percent of students passed last year — down from 81 percent in reading and 84 percent in writing in 2013.

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