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SBOE hears plan to trim testing in Alabama schools

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Members of the state board of education have begun hearing preliminary plans that could significantly change the testing of students in Alabama schools.

One of the changes introduced to the board Thursday involves the Alabama High School Graduation Exam.

It would be turned into a final exam that students would take at the end of each course, rather than as a separate, additional exam after the coursework is concluded.

The student's score on the new graduation exam would be included in their grade for the class.

Deputy State Superintendent Tommy Bice briefed the board on the plan, which is in the early stages of development.

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