It’s now the class of 2014, not the class of 2012 that will face a minimum score requirement on state tests. But state officials have officially abandoned a controversial tiered diploma system to recognize high achieving students
By 2014, we'll be too close to implementing the PARCC tests, although they will be behind, way over-budget, and nobody will have enough computers to administer them, to make one or two graduating classes responsible for their NECAP math scores. Particularly when you consider that PARCC math will probably be easier to pass. Or, if it isn't then RI will need to be completely tooling up to be aligned to PARCC, not NECAP. Unless they end up being pretty much the same, in which case we're really wasting a ton of money.