Testing-date change in New York gives educators more time to teach

The dates for state English and math tests taken by third- through eighth-graders in New York have been pushed back from January and March, respectively, to April and May, giving teachers time to cover more material. The January tests came right after winter break and were subject to rescheduling because of bad weather. Teachers say moving the tests allows them to be a truer indicator of student achievement, but some worry the new dates won't allow for enough grading time before the end of the school year.

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