N.Y. proposes fewer math tests for some 8th-graders

The New York State Education Department wants to allow some eighth-grade students to skip the state math exam if they take the algebra Regents test. The proposal is part of a broader effort by the state to reduce the number of tests students must take, and it could be implemented as early as this spring if approved by the state Board of Regents and the U.S. Department of Education.

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