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CMS school board frustrated over failing test scores

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte - Mecklenburg School (CMS) district board discussed the system's failing test scores.  North Carolina changed tests to reflect the Common Core curriculum. 

Test scores show 20% of CMS schools show a proficiency rate of less than 25%.  And 40% of CMS schools show students performing on grade between 25-50%. 

School board members say that is disappointing.

Board members grilled CMS superintendent and his staff about what is going to be done to improve test scores. School board members are concerned the same schools and same students are still struggling. 

"It's something wrong," School board member Dr. Joyce Waddell said. "If from year to year, over time, continuous and historically you have the same groups of students who are lagging behind."

CMS says they will develop a plan for each student to help them do better on the test.  The district also says zone superintendents are helping principals to come up with ways to better help students.

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