Some RI seniors struggling with test requirement

Forty-three percent of Rhode Island students who retook the NECAP test last fall after performing poorly in 2012 improved enough to meet a new graduation requirement.
The state education department said Friday 1,370 students who scored "substantially below proficient" in math as juniors have now met the requirement by scoring at least partially proficient or showing significant improvement.
Students still trying to meet the requirement may retake the New England Common Assessment Program test again or pass another approved assessment.
Overall, 40 percent of the 10,000 students who took the math NECAP in 2012 didn't meet the requirement. While most retook it, some left the system.
School officials initially released incorrect data for the percentage of current seniors who haven't met the requirement. They say they don't have a new figure.