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Newtown granted request for waiving CT Mastery Test

NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

The state Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday to waive the Connecticut Mastery Test assessment requirement for Newtown students in grades three to eight.

"Under the extraordinary circumstances of this terrible tragedy, the district identified this waiver as a specific way we could provide relief during the academic year," said Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor. "We are grateful for the assistance and cooperation of all parties involved for fulfilling this request from the Newtown community."

Officials in Newtown requested the waiver because of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

State officials said the United States Department of Education granted the town a one-year waiver of the federal assessment.

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