LAS VEGAS, NV. - An overwhelming number of students failed their end of semester exams in the Clark County School District. Across all schools, 90.5% failed Algebra 1, 86.6% failed Algebra 2 and 87.8% failed Geometry. A passing score is above 59%.
These exams were supposed to count for up to 20% of the semester grade for the students. Trent Day, principal at Centennial, says that the test "is not valid" stating that he was hearing that different teachers administered the tests differently.
Officials say 50 multiple choice questions are too much for students in 120 minutes. An official said that students arent being taught material due to teachers spending too much time on basics with students that were pushed through previous grades.