"I am not opposed to a proficiency graduation test, but I do believe it is important enough to do right,” he said. “The NECAP was not designed and the partially proficient standard was not set for this purpose.
People don't understand this concept, so here's an attempt at an analogy.
Let's say Rhode Island didn't have a test for new drivers, but we did have a test for truck drivers. Would it work to just give everyone the truck driver test but lower the passing score? It is all driving!