I’ll bet a whole lot more of this is going on than is being reported. Or soon will be. As state-level politicians, and the parents/voters in them, realize just how many of their schools are going to be declared failing (sorry… "in need of improvement"), more and more will be "adjusting" the passing scores for their standardized tests. I wonder what they’ll do in 2014 when the law says every student in every grade 3 through 8 must pass every test. Will the kids be "proficient" or "minimally educated"?