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No More Final Exams

Based on recent high failure rates, it appears that plenty of students in Montgomery County’s public schools weren’t putting much effort into their final exams. But for those who were, the school system’s September decision to ditch all final exams starting in the 2016-2017 school year will come as a relief. School officials pointed to statewide assessments and standardized tests for college admissions as evidence that county students are already tested enough, taking away from valuable classroom time.