In its biggest step yet toward cutting down on the number of high-stakes tests New Jersey public school students must take, the state Board of Education voted Monday to eliminate math and English state exams for 10th graders.


“It reduces accountability within the school system and will provide less information to families and schools,” the groups said in a statement. “It is now incumbent upon the Legislature to act to ensure our state maintains meaningful graduation requirements and that parents have access to timely data that can improve educational outcomes and better prepare our kids for college and career readiness.”

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