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Old 10-31-2011, 06:41 AM
 
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The Miami-Dade school district recently decided to eliminate midterms and finals as a requirement. Officials say the move is meant to lighten the testing load on students — many of whom are, of course, thrilled.

BY LAURA ISENSEE
LISENSEE@MIAMIHERALD.COM
A long line of tests stand between students and summer — baseline exams, interim tests, FCAT and end-of-course state exams, to name a few.

Many Miami-Dade students can scratch some tests off the list. No more midterms or finals for students in grades 6 through 12.

The longtime staples have been quietly eliminated by the Miami-Dade public schools and the school board. Approved at the October meeting, the policy makes midterms and finals optional.

Many students are elated, even shocked.

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Miami-Dade school district makes midterms, finals optional for students - Schools - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/30/2479701/miami-dade-school-district-makes.html#disqus_thread - broken link)
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