Schools on Their Own to Avoid Double-Testing Math

After some eighth-grade students in Texas public schools finish their state math exams in May, they could have to sit back down soon after and take another one.

Federal and state officials are in talks to work out a conflict between testing requirements under the state’s new high school graduation standards and federal education law. Currently Texas school districts are left with two options for the roughly 23 percent of eighth-graders — about 86,000 students last school year — who take algebra I before they reach high school. The districts could either ignore federal law, which could subject them to ...

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