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At the School Board meeting held on Jan. 8, the high school wrestling coach, Steve Thorpe, spoke for the first time since his retirement as a teacher during the Academic Report portion of the meeting. He chose to speak to the Essentials of Learning (EL) test scores and their validity in students thriving and passing their classes. He also discussed the Department of Education's decision to suspend these tests as graduation requirements for Oregon students.

The newest test scores revealed Sweet Home eleventh grade students only passed the math requirements at a rate of 29%. However Thorpe fe...

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