Wake Ed

Wake County to release student test results next week

Wake County parents should find out next week how well their children did on state exams this past school year.

Wake school officials say they hope to deliver the letters with the 2012-13 end-of-grade and end-of-course results to schools on Wednesday. The release of individual student results is taking place much later than normal because the state switched to more rigorous exams whose results weren’t approved until November.

The State Board of Education had given school districts 30 days from Nov. 7 to release the individual results to families. But due to delays getting the state software for the letters, the deadline was relaxed.

The letters will come home with students.

With passing rates being so much lower than compared to prior years, Wake has set up a website explaining the new exams. The website includes tips for explaining the results to students who might be surprised to discover they didn’t do as well as they would have thought.

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