Oxford confident teachers will help students exceed higher expectations on state tests, superintendent says

OXFORD – Last week, the state education department released the scores for the state tests given in grades 3-8 in English Language Arts and math. Prior to releasing this data, and well after the exams had been scored the Board of Regents agreed to raise the minimal number of points needed for a student to be labeled proficient. This change occurs as part of a larger list of initiatives being implemented by the Regents, including a more challenging sequenced state-wide curriculum, new evaluation criteria for teachers and principals, stronger preparation programs for teachers and principals and a more responsive data system.

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