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In Michigan, Less Testing is More

By Mary Ann Zehr — March 30, 2009 1 min read

It’s rare to hear of a state that is decreasing its standardized testing in a particular subject. But that’s exactly what Michigan is doing, according to an Associated Press article published today. Starting in the fall of 2010, instead of giving a short writing test to all students in grades 3 to 8, the state will give a longer and more comprehensive writing test only to students in grades 4 and 7.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.