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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s high school assessment test for government would be cut next year under Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal.

Bill Reinhard, a spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education, said Wednesday that a memo about the possible change was sent to school superintendents on Friday when the budget was made public.

Eliminating the test would save an estimated $1.9 million. Maryland high school students currently take four assessment tests in English, math, biology and government.

The government test is not tied to any federal government accountability measures. Maryland is currently reevaluating its assessment system as a part of the federal Race to the Top initiative.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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