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AG Holder Tells Ohio Agency To Lower Passing Test Score

March 15, 2011  | 

The city of Dayton, Ohio, has agreed to a lower passing score for the police recruit exam, after the U.S. Department of Justice rejected its test because not enough blacks passed.

According to the Dayton Daily News:

The original passing scores determined by Civil Service required candidates to answer 57 of 86 (66 percent) questions correctly on one portion and 73 of 102 (72 percent) on the other. The lowered benchmark requires candidates to answer 50 of 86 (58 percent) questions correctly and 64 of 102 (63 percent) of questions on the other.

An additional 258 people passed the exam, following the move.

Read the full story at DaytonDailyNews.com.


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