Minn. Ed. Dept. To Release Test Scores

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Education is set to release a new round of school test scores which will show how many students are meeting the state’s high school graduation requirements.

On Tuesday, the department is scheduled to release statewide results from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments and the Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma, or GRAD.

Last year, 58 percent of 11th graders met the state’s math requirement for graduation on the first attempt, up slightly from 2009. On the reading requirement, 78 percent of 10th graders passed on the first try, which was the same as in 2009.

Students are required to meet state math and reading requirements in order to graduate. However, they are offered multiple chances to be retested if they fail to clear the bar on the first try.

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