Student exam scores in Virginia spark concerns about gaps

Virginia education officials will work with school systems to bolster students’ reading skills after state standardized test scores released Tuesday revealed persistent and, in some cases, deepening gaps in scores between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers. Seventy-eight percent of students who took state reading exams in the 2018-2019 school year passed, results that were nearly even with passing rates from the previous academic year. (Wash. Post)

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