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Hudson Valley parents rip excess school testing
Another round of field tests in New York's public schools has parents again shouting that their students should not be used as guinea pigs for a private test company.
State education department test development contractor NCS Pearson Inc. is gauging the validity of its questions this week by giving sample tests to students in 559 schools statewide. Last spring, a similar field test by parents,...