Breitbart News Network reports today that the number of New York students who failed eighth grade math exams went from 14,000 in 2012 to 44,483 most recently. Those statistics are cited at the conclusion of a New York Post article about how New York high school students are passing tests, not because of increased knowledge but because the bar has been repeatedly set lower to get desired results. The Post reported that New York high-schoolers who took the Regents Common Core Algebra I exam this month had to earn just 27 of 86 points, or 31.4 percent, to pass.
The Post report continued by stating, that on “the Regents grading scale, that gives them a minimum passing score of 65. The required number of right answers remains at its lowest level since the exam—which kids must pass to graduate—was introduced three years ago, records show.” The Post added this manipulation of passing grades is “aimed at raising the overall pass rate.”
Breitbart report found here.