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Standardized tests scores released today in Virginia are showing a mixed picture for public schools. About half of the school systems in the state met federal standards, according to documents released today by the Virginia Department of Education. Fairfax County made the cut, for example, while Falls Church, Arlington and Alexandria did not. Next year the benchmarks will rise again, and they'll continue to increase until 2014 -- when the expectation is that 100 percent of students will be able to pass tests English and Math. Alexandria Superintendent Morton Sherman says that's an audacious goal, but not one to be abandoned.

Michael Pope reports...

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