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Standardized tests may have less emphasis on college enrollment in North Carolina
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010 17:44 PM

The results of standardized tests can follow students throughout their academic careers in different ways. For example, some standardized tests are used to measure a student's understanding of their curriculum, while others could determine what school an individual gets into.

However, changes in the State Board of Education in North Carolina will help take off some of the pressure from standardized tests and entering college, according to the News Observer.

The state board is still trying to determine exactly how to judge students based on performance, and has been brainstorming for the past two years. One of the suggestions is to require all 11th graders to take the ACTs in order to establish how well the schools are doing to prepare students for college.

Measuring student performance through standardized tests has become the norm for private schools across the country. With the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act, schools must select a test that will help determine whether or not their pupils meet the criteria that is expected of them.



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