Washington schools chief plans testing overhaul

01/21/2009 | Seattle Times, The

Washington state's new education chief is delivering on a campaign promise to replace the state's current standardized tests with a shorter, fairer exam that is cheaper to administer. Randy Dorn, who took office about one week ago, said that beginning in spring 2010, the state test will be replaced by two tests: one for third-through-eighth-graders and one for high school students.

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