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02/14/14

Maryland Students Avoid 'Double-Testing'

Washington Post (02/14/14) Layton, Lyndsey

Like 36 other states and the District of Columbia, Maryland will field test its new Common Core exams in March, with about 25,000 elementary and middle school students taking the tests. The results will be used to create final versions of the exams, which will be implemented in spring 2015. The U.S. Department of Education has waived the requirement that the students involved in the field test also take the Maryland School Assessment, ensuring that they are not double tested. Connecticut, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, and Vermont also were excused from double testing students, and nine other states are seeking similar waivers.
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