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Lawmakers Examine High-Stakes Testing in Lower Grades

When it comes to high-stakes testing, Texas lawmakers have so far focused most of their attention on high school students. But as the state’s ninth- and 10th-graders currently await consensus from legislators on key proposals that would reduce the number of exams they must take to graduate from 15 to as few as five, some members of the Legislature are examining the plight of younger test-takers.