Updated May 26 at 6:26pm

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Should the NECAP tests be one of the benchmarks used to determine high school graduation?

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When the R.I. Department of Education released a statement saying that 40 percent of this year’s junior class was in danger of not graduating from high school because of sub-standard scores on the New England Common Assessment Program tests, many parents and student advocates reacted strongly, with many calling for the end of placing the test in such a determining role.

Elementary & Secondary Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist countered by saying that the affected children would have a clear path to bring themselves into compliance with the statewide requirements over the next year.

Where do you stand on the issue?

necap, new england common assessment program, deborah a. gist, graduation requirment

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