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D.C. schools to release standardized test scores

Tuesday - 7/30/2013, 3:10pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia officials are set to announce how the city's public and charter school students fared on the city's standardized tests.

The district evaluates proficiency in math, reading, science and writing for students in grades 3-8 and 10. Students have been tested annually since 2007, and the 2013 results will be announced Tuesday.

Last year, the district showed only modest gains in elementary math and reading. And in middle and high schools, proficiency in reading and math declined slightly.

The district has faced questions about the integrity of its testing since a USA Today investigation that found unusually high numbers of erasures from wrong to right answers at more than 100 schools. Multiple investigations found isolated cheating but not to the extent suggested by the erasure rates.

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