(Las Vegas, NV) — Clark County students are not doing as well on the state’s mandatory reading proficiency tests. That’s according to school district officials, who say a tougher exam and higher standards are to blame for a drop in reading scores, especially among middle and high school students. Officials believe the tougher tests will make students better-prepared for the future.
The state’s math tests will require a higher passing score next year, and Superintendent Dwight Jones has promised more help for teachers along with a focus on literacy in the early grades. School board president Carolyn Edwards says there should be “no excuses” to “get the job done.”