Published Online: July 12, 2011
Published in Print: July 13, 2011, as Illinois Drops Writing Tests

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Illinois Drops Writing Tests

To save money, Illinois is dropping writing skills from the state's standardized tests for high school juniors. Federal law doesn't require or fund writing tests, and state schools Superintendent Christopher Koch said it was one of the most expensive skills to assess. Eliminating the exams is expected to save the state about $2.4 million.





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