North Carolina Officials Put Student's End Of Year Exams Online

North Carolina education officials are releasing the questions asked students in their year-end exams.

The Charlotte Observer reports the questions were recently posted online after a state Board of Education panel agreed with skeptics who said the value of the tests that are given starting in third grade can't be measured without knowing what questions were asked.

The tests are used to determine whether students have mastered math, science, computer literacy and other subjects and can decide which teachers get bonuses when there is money in the budget. They will be removed from any future tests.

A question for third-graders requires them to know how many cups are in a gallon, while fourth-graders need to know which force causes a bicycle's brakes to work.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by grammar on Sep 7, 2009 at 02:29 PM
    Pam, we put an -s on the end of most nouns to make them plural. That is something the kids learn early (before they take their tests) and that educated adults should know before posting on public sites.
  • by PAM Location: CHOCOWINTY on Sep 7, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    I BELIEVE THEY NEED TO STOP PUTTING SOME MUCH PRESSURE ON THE KIDS TO PASS THOSE TEST. MAY BE THE NORTH CAROLINA OFFICIALS NEED TO BE TESTED TO SEE IF THEY CAN PASS THE TEST.
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