On October 21, 2019, NorthJersey.com published a piece by Hannah Adely about the state’s move to slash the number of state exams students take in high school.
The state Board of Education voted 12-1 on Monday to eliminate exams in math and English for 10th-graders and to create a single 11th-grade test for graduation — instead of the two that students currently take. If it survives a second board vote after a 60-day comment period, the change would apply starting with pupils who entered high school this fall.
JerseyCAN and Better Education for Kids said in a statement.
Monday’s board vote “reduces accountability within the school system and will provide less information to families and schools,”