- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma’s state superintendent is scrapping a requirement that some middle school students score proficiently in two separate math tests.

Superintendent Janet Barresi announced Tuesday that middle school students testing in Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry will no longer be required to take a separate grade-level math assessment.

Barresi says seventh- and eighth-grade students who take high school level math courses currently are being required to score proficient on both grade-level math tests and the end-of-instruction test in Algebra I.

Barresi says she requested a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education in November but hasn’t received a response. Since the spring tests begin in April, Barresi says she decided to notify district superintendents that she was waiving the double-test requirement immediately.

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