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New Jersey Waives High School Graduation Tests, Teacher Evaluations Amid Pandemic

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New Jersey Waives High School Graduation Tests, Teacher Evaluations Amid Pandemic

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that high school seniors across the state don’t have to pass the usual exit tests in order to graduate this year, and teachers will not be judged based on their students’ performance. He cited the ongoing CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic as the reason. Murphy said at a press news conference that he will sign an executive order waiving the graduation assessment test requirement for the class of 2021, as long as they meet all other credit curriculum standards and attendance benchmarks. Typically under state rules, 12th graders must pass standardized tests in math and English, and those who fail the tests must submit a portfolio of their work for the state to review. “Given the unique challenges our students and educators are facing, we simply have to all reach the conclusion that this is not a normal or regular school year,” …

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