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TRENTON — The State Board of Education will meet next week to consider changes to state standardized test rules and graduation requirements.

The meeting Oct. 21, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the Department of Education offices in Trenton, is a continuation of one earlier this month.

At the Oct. 2 meeting, the board postponed a vote to amend a 2018 proposed amendment reducing the number standardized tests required in high school.

The new proposal would put in place testing and graduation requirements for current seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students in line with a court order.

The vote next week will be to publish the changes and open a new comment period. A final vote to approve the changes will happen at a later date.

The latest proposal is based on a 2018 court ruling striking down the state’s use of multi-year assessments as a requirement for graduation.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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