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Passing High School tests is about to get a lot more difficult

Over the next four years, Maryland will gradually raise the passing score on new math and English tests needed to graduate from a public high school.

The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to make a 3, on a scale of 1 to 5, the passing score for the next school year on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, exams. The passing score will rise incrementally to a 4 by the fourth year. Click here to read more.