School officials: Lower test scores in Illinois due to test changes
(KTVI) – Some parents in Illinois are concerned about lower test scores on the state’s standardized exams for reading and math.
State education officials say there was a decline, but they are not alarmed. The drop in scores has to do with changes to Illinois’ tests. State officials raised the scores needed to pass, saying the change would move students to be in line with higher standards and it would take students time to reach those higher scores.