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Illinois Drops Writing Tests

By The Associated Press — July 12, 2011 1 min read
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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.

A version of this article appeared in the July 13, 2011 edition of Education Week as Illinois Drops Writing Tests

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