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Va. to drop 3rd-grade history standardized test

Source: wtopnews.com Posted By: Carson R...4168 days ago

Virginia plans to eliminate its standardized history and social studies examination for third-graders so schools can focus their resources on reading and literacy.

The state Board of Education voted Thursday to end the third-grade social studies Standards of Learning test starting in the upcoming school year. The decision came despite forceful opposition from numerous speakers who argued that doing so would remove the incentive for schools to make sure that those subjects would be taught in early....

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