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One less test for schoolchildren

October 15, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

British students will have one less test to take.

Education Secretary Ed Balls said the government was scrapping its national testing of 14-year-olds in math, reading and science.

Like in the United States, British parents and teachers have complained that kids are over-tested and that non-tested subjects are getting squeezed out.

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