State school board nixes 9th, 10th grade math and English standardized testing
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail
In a quick string of votes Thursday morning, the West Virginia Board of Education, newly dominated by appointees of Gov. Jim Justice, voted to eliminate math and English language arts standardized testing in ninth and 10th grades, effective this spring, and to move away from the current Smarter Balanced tests after this spring.
It’s still unclear, however, what new tests the state school board will jump to. The federal government requires math and English standardized testing in grades three through eight and at least once in high school.
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