Under any grading scale, 40% on a test is an F.
School kids in Wisconsin are failing the latest round standardized tests. Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction is releasing the latest scores for kids from third grade through the junior year of high school.
Only about 40% of students can read or do math at grade level. That means that 60% cannot.
Six in ten kids in schools in the state are behind in reading and math?!?!? Reading and math are kinda the point of public schools.
The numbers are bad, and look worse in the light of the rest of the story.
First, the tests scores for the 2018-2019 school year are lower than they were in the two years before.
Second, that 60% is a statewide average. Some students score better. But some students are doing much, much worse.
State Se. Dale Kooyenga, R-Good Schools in Brookfield, said parents in Wisconsin must do better.
"When it it comes to action, in Wisconsin we've empowered parents," Kooyenga said. "They should act on information., And decide where they want to send their kids to school. And through school board elections."
From his lips to God's ears.
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