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New York gets rid of timed standardized tests for some grade levels

from Education World

New York State Education Department has approved a measure to get rid of timed standardized tests for third-eighth grade students. "The tests, given in English and math, have become a source of contention in recent years. Department officials said the move was meant to ease concerns raised by teachers, administrators and parents," said The New York Times. The move has been met with praise from many who are optimistic that the change will better help students work at their own pace when taking English and Math statewide exams. more

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