by John Mooney / NJ Spotlight
For the first time since 1989, New Jersey will next year suspend its requirement that high school graduates pass a state test in language arts and math to receive their diplomas.
But that doesn’t mean there will be fewer tests, just that they’ll be used for different purposes.
For instance, current eighth, ninth, and 10th graders will be tested in language arts and math now in three separate tests, and while passing the exams will not be required for graduation, the scores will be included in a student’s permanent transcript.
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