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RHODE ISLAND TAKING STUDENT ASSESSMENT CUES FROM MASSACHUSETTS

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 18, 2017.....Massachusetts students will begin taking the state's new "next-generation" assessment this spring, and their counterparts in Rhode Island could follow suit next year.

Rhode Island plans to adopt a new standardized testing program beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, and the state's education officials are in "advanced discussions" with Massachusetts to administer their own version of the MCAS test, according to the Rhode Island Department of Education.


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