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Regents phase in 65% Passing Grade for State Exams

State education officials are making a change in the threshold for a passing grade on a high school exam.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Reexamine High Stakes Testing

The Assembly and Senate are reexamining the Board of Regents policy of high stakes testing at the same time that the legislature is under pressure from the court to reform the way school aide is distributed. Education officials say they hope lawmakers won't give in to the temptation of reducing standards to meet the court's requirement. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Critics of Standardized Tests Gaining Momentum

Opponents of standardized testing in New York are gaining new momentum, now that the State Board of Regents has admitted to some setbacks in its program to require more rigorous tests for high school graduation. The group Time Out From Testing plans to testify at a legislative hearing in Albany Wednesday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Critics ask Lawmakers to Abolish Regents Exams

A group that is critical of the new state Regents exams requirements for high school graduation says it is gaining momentum in its push to abolish the tests. The organization will testify at a senate hearing today. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Middle School Test Scores: Good News, Bad News

The latest 4th and 8th grade test scores from the state Education Department show that learning in New York's middle schools continues to be a problem. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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