The first year of ILEARN scores were released Wednesday. As many educators warned, results were low, with only 37.1% of students passing both math and English.
The new test is more rigorous than previous versions because it is computer adaptive, meaning questions get harder or easier as students get answers right or wrong, and focuses on different skills more closely linked to college and career readiness.
Only 45 out of more than 17,000 schools saw their scores increase from the year before, most by a small margin. Half of all schools saw their passing percentage drop by 13 percentage points or more.