Study: Va. should limit standardized testing for third-graders

09/13/2011 | News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.), The

Virginia should cut the number of standardized tests taken by the state's third-grade students in half in an effort to improve reading comprehension statewide, according to a recent study released by the General Assembly's audit and review commission. The study found that tests in science and history -- which are not federally mandated -- should be eliminated, and third-grade students should continue to take reading and math tests.

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