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Regents to consider reduced testing

Regents to consider reduced testing

New York state has proposed letting eighth-graders skip the statewide math test if they take the algebra Regents test.

The Wall Street Journal reports the state would have to get clearance from the U.S. Department of Education for the rules change. The department has given states until Nov. 22 to request permission to cut back on so-called ``double testing.''

The state Education Department will ask the Board of Regents to consider the proposal on Monday.


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