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(From Fox News).
Students in England will no longer "fail" national standardized tests under new guidelines issued by the government, reports the Lincolnshire Echo.
They will instead get an "N" grade for "nearly." People who grade tests have also been instructed to stop marking math questions as right or wrong, but instead use the terms "creditworthy" or "not creditworthy."
The new guidelines come from the government's Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. They cover English, math and science exams taken by 7-, 11- and 14-year-olds in all state schools and some private schools.
Nick Seaton, the chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, described the changes as "political correctness gone stark raving bonkers."