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AFC Testifies on the Impact of Standardized Testing on Graduation

11.25.2013 | Today AFC testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education, arguing that high-stakes standardized exit exams create unnecessary barriers to graduation. Without a high school diploma, students are denied access to college and careers. Our testimony recommends that the State (1) reduce the number of Regents exams required to graduate from 5 to 3; and (2) develop a pathway to graduation that allows all students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through performance-based assessments in lieu of the Regents exams. View testimony