June 23, 2010
The New York State Education Department is considering eliminating some state testing for the 2010-2011 school year due to the state's looming fiscal problems and lack of a state budget. The State Board of Regents voted on June 22 to approve two sets of strategies to achieve cost reductions in the state assessment program. Part of that includes eliminating the fifth and eighth grade social studies assessments and the possible elimination of the January 2011 Regents exams.
To learn more:
NYSED Press Release, June 22, 2010
Board of Regents Approves Assessment Cost Reductions Read Press Release
Times Union, June 23, 2010
Regents exams fail budget test read story