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New York Schools Will Be Able To Average New York State Test Participation Rates

Schools that failed to have 95 percent of their students take the New York English exams this week won’t have to worry this year about failing to make the grade.

After so many students in grades 3-8 statewide opted out of the English Language Arts exams given this week, the state Department of Education has clarified the federal rule about the percentage of students who must take the exams.