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Promotion fears persist as de Blasio misses chance to tamp down test anxiety

04.07.2014 | Chalkbeat New York | De Blasio’s hesitation to make changes to the policy has caused confusion for parents eager to know how much test scores will matter—if at all—when it comes to admission and promotion decisions. It has also flummoxed parent advocates who say that some kind of notice would have been an anxiety-reducing gesture at a time when emotions around testing are running high. Maggie Moroff, of Advocates for Children, said she was “stunned” that the administration has remained mum on the subject. “The city could have been more clear,” Moroff said. “There could have been an announcement about this.” Read article