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Test Prep Endures in New York Schools, Despite Calls to Ease It

Sixth-graders at Intermediate School 126 in Astoria, Queens, have spent part of nearly every day focused on test preparation for several weeks. When she was named New York City Schools Chancellor, Carmen Fariña denounced an overemphasis on test preparation as the dark underbelly of the previous administration’s data-driven reforms. But in interviews across the city this past month, students and teachers said that test prep was as robust as ever.