State Education Commissioner John King looking to cut down standardized tests

Commissioner King is looking to eliminate the eighth grade math standardized test.

Commissioner King is looking to eliminate the eighth grade math standardized test. (10/25/13)

THE BRONX - State Education Commissioner John King is looking to cut down the number of standardized tests students are required to take, starting with eighth-grade math.

Since the state math test comes at the same time as the federal standardized math test, King is looking to eliminate it with hopes that it will reduce stress for students, teachers and staff.

In a letter to the Regents Board, King made an appeal to reduce the number of tests.

This has yet to be passed by the Regents Board, which makes statewide education decisions, but parents, students and teachers tell News 12 The Bronx the proposal is getting warm reviews. 

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