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SALEM -- Overall high school assessment test results show a disappointing percentage of students not meeting standards, according to figures released Wednesday by the Oregon Department of Education.
One in three 11th-graders failed to meet adequate writing standards. While reading test results were strong, scores in math and science for high school students were weak.
Elementary and middle school students have had to take tougher tests in math, reading and science, resulting in what acting school superintendent Rob Saxton hopes is a short-term decline in the percent of students meeting or exceeding standards.
“This year’s test results highlight both areas of great progress and areas of great concern,” said Saxton. “Our elementary and middle school students continue to rise to the challenge of higher expectations, but the high school results this year are not where they need to be."
Saxton also expressed disappointment with overall science test results.
His department has posted results for each school online. More: Oregon assessment test results
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