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Response to outcry

State to cut back on school testing

Eighth-grade math exam is first to go

State Education Commissioner John King, center, speaks at a Community Forum at Myers Middle School in Albany Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
State Education Commissioner John King, center, speaks at a Community Forum at Myers Middle School in Albany Thursday.
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Some standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents in a surprising announcement that cites “a variety of pressures” that may have hurt instruction. The move comes after years of criticism from teachers, parents and other detractors, some of whom said it still fell short. The first target will be an eighth-grade math test, which comes at the same time as a federally required standardized ...


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birmy
October 26, 2013
12:28 p.m.

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Backpedaling...

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