Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VICTORIA. x-14s. The provincial government is tweaking the Foundation Skills Assessment exams administered to all B-C public school students in grades 4 and 7. Education Minister Mike Bernier says, starting in the fall, the tests will now be given in October or November of the first term, rather than in the new year. He says that will allow earlier identification of learning difficulties. Bernier also says rather than releasing raw test data, the ministry could include other details to provide a better snapshot of the school and the district where the test was administered.

("...far end.")

TAG: Critics of the standardized, grade-wide exams, say results have been used to unfairly rank schools.

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VICTORIA. x-16s. …

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