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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KXNT/AP) — Nevada education officials will not raise the score required for students to pass a math proficiency test that’s required for graduation but has proved tough for high schoolers.

State board of education officials announced Wednesday that they would maintain a pass score of 242 on the 500-point math portion of the high school proficiency exam.  The pass score was to be increased to 300 this year, as suggested by the test’s vendor.

Sophomores and juniors are the only ones still required to pass the proficiency exam.

The test is being replaced with end-of-course assessments beginning in 2016.

Clark County students  prep to take the proficiency exam. Photo CCSD

Clark County students prep to take the proficiency exam. Photo CCSD

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