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Scores hold steady in standardized testing for reading, math in Minn.


Minnesota students as a whole scored about the same on reading and math tests in 2009 as they did in 2008.

But that won't be good enough to keep more than half the state's school districts from being labeled as underperforming under the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

The Department of Education published results Wednesday for seven grades worth of testing in reading and math. They showed mostly minor shifts in passing rates from 2008 to 2009.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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