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First day of tests goes smoothly

Districts report none of feared attendance issues

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It appears area elementary- and middle-school students weren’t kept home from school any more than usual Tuesday as the first day of state testing proceeded as planned. School officials reported their attendance was normal on the first of three days of English language arts tests for students in grades 3-8. These are the first exams based on the more difficult Common Core curriculum, which requires more reading of nonfiction texts and critical thinking. State education ...


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