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Breathe easy, students: Minnesota lawmakers prepare to cut down on standardized testing

Kyle Potter, Star Tribune, October 26, 2015   Kyle Potter writes for the Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota prepared Monday to trim more standardized testing, echoing President Barack Obama’s weekend call to ensure that students aren’t spending too much time on exams. The Legislature has made a raft of changes to public school […]

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Minnesota Legislature’s testing cuts came after too little discussion

Editorial Board, Star Tribune, July 9, 2015 State lawmakers need to take another look at ACT, other tests.  In response to concerns about excessive testing, the Minnesota Legislature voted to drop the requirement that all high school juniors take the college entrance ACT exam at state expense. Lawmakers cut the state Department of Education’s testing budget from […]

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Gov. Dayton’s education policy bill calls for fewer tests

MSBA, At the Capitol, March 12, 2015 This week both the Senate Education Committee and the House Education Innovation Policy Committee reviewed Gov. Mark Dayton’s education policy proposal (SF 1495 | HF 1591). The bill’s testing-reduction provisions garnered the most attention. The bill would overall eliminate seven out of the 21 tests that students are required to take from grades 3 to 12. The proposal would eliminate: […]

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