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Demanding new science test was going to be Maryland graduation requirement. Officials want to delay rollout

Demanding new science test was going to be Maryland graduation requirement. Officials want to delay rollout

The rollout of a high school graduation requirement tied to a demanding new science test could be delayed for at least two more years, following a preliminary vote of the Maryland State School Board on Tuesday.

The board voted to change a regulation that would have made passing the Next Generation Science Assessment a requirement to obtain a diploma beginning in 2020.

The new test, which replaces a decade-old biology test, was “field tested” last school year. The test was supposed to count as a graduation requirement for students who begin taking the test in January 2020. But Maryland Department of...

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