Massachusetts postpones standardized tests for students

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts education officials have postponed this spring’s state standardized testing that would have clashed with plans to bring most students back to the classroom after nearly a year of remote and hybrid learning.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Friday that instead of starting April 5, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System testing for grades 3, 4 and 5 are being moved to May 10 to June 11.

Testing dates for grades 6, 7 and 8 are yet to be determined.

The Massachusetts Teachers Association said MCAS testing should be canceled entirely this year.

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