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Lawmakers, State Board of Education to discuss plans to lower testing requirements for minority students

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Sep 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-12 18:36:27-04

Today, members of the State Board of Education are meeting with Virginia lawmakers to discuss plans to lower testing requirements for minority students.

During a closed door meeting yesterday, members of the Virginia Black Caucus discussed the standardized testing goals plan that the board submitted to replace those set by the No Child Left Behind Program

The state was granted a waiver in June.

If the new rules go into effect, only 52 percent of Latinos and 45 percent of African Americans would have to pass standardized testing to meet Virginia's new requirements.

Some worry lowering the bar will leave minority students behind.