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North Carolina to scrap standard math exam for licencing teachers after thousands fail it

North Carolina to scrap standard math exam for licencing teachers after thousands fail it

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Thousands of aspiring teachers coming out of North Carolina’s education colleges can’t pass a high school level math licensing exam, so state officials may scrap it to lower the bar. The state Board of Education learned in August that 2,400 elementary and special education teachers have flunked the math portion of the state license exam, which was created by the education company Pearson. Then last week, research presented to the state’s Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission showed new teachers who passed the math exam on the first try did not perform significantly better in evaluations than those who had to retake it.
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