Kansas Has Low Performance Standards
We do Kansas kids no favors by telling parents we have high standards. It prevents kids from reaching their full potential and having the opportunity to succeed. In fact, achievement standards were lowered in 2002, again in 2006, and now rank amongst the lowest in the country.
Even with the lowered standards, only 56% of Kansas 11th graders fully understand their reading material - while state reports tell us that 89% are meeting state standards.
Full comprehension is not required to "Meet Standard" and be "Proficient" in Kansas.
Too many kids are not able read well enough to succeed and lowered standards do not help prepare our children for the future.
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