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Researcher says state education standards may be lacking
A researcher is raising questions about whether the state is doing enough to help children learn.
George Scott presented his report Tuesday night at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
One example from his study--- Scott says for the Algebra 1 end-of-course exam, students needed to answer only 20 questions correctly out of 54 in order to pass. That's only 37 percent.
Also, he found students needed to answer 18 questions correctly out of 54 in order to pass the geometry part of the test. That's under 35 percent.
We spoke to Dr. Dwaine Augustine, an assistant superintendent with the Beaumont Independent School District.
Augustine says he hasn't seen the report but told us, "TEA bases standards on how kids are performing across the state, so the level is adjusted for the way kids perform as a whole across the state. TEA would be the one to address the standard as well as the difficulty."
Augustine says he will take a look at the report and examine what it says.