As students across the state of Illinois begin taking the Illinois Standards Achievement Test today, some school districts are preparing to see fewer students meet or exceed state expectations following an increase in cut scores by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Jill Griffin, the Curriculum Director for the Bethalto School District says she expects every school in the state to experience at least a small decline in test scores.

Griffin Comments

Third through eighth grade students in Bethalto will begin testing today. All students in third through eighth grades must take the ISAT before March 15.

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