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Maryland given federal waiver,

…won’t have to double test students


Maryland was given a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education on Friday  that will allow them to avoid double testing several thousand students who are  piloting a new test this spring that is tied to the Common Core.

Under federal law, all students in grades three through eight are to be  tested annually in math and reading. The federal government is allowing that law  to be waived for the students who take the pilot test, meaning they will not  also have to take Maryland’s state assessments.

However, there are conditions attached to the waiver. Read more MSDE

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