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Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade

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Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year? A. Between 10-15 hours. B. Between 20-25 hours. C. Between 30-35 hours. The correct answer is “B,” according to a comprehensive study of 66 of the nation’s big-city school districts by the Council of the Great City Schools. It said testing amounts to about 2.3 percent of classroom…

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