Illinois Standards Achievment Test http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois students underperform on state standardized tests http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-students-underperform-state-standardized-tests <div>Newly-released results say Illinois students did not score as well on this year's standardized tests. But as IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, officials say that's because they've made the tests tougher.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many parents could see scores that say their child is not meeting state standards.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of students meeting or exceeding Illinois' </span>benchmarks<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test dropped from 82 percent last year to 62 percent this year.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:44:16 +0000 Brian Mackey 11751 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois students underperform on state standardized tests