Snow closures delay Md. standardized school tests

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A snowstorm has delayed the start of Maryland School Assessment standardized testing in at least some of the state's 24 school districts.

The Maryland State Department of Education had scheduled the tests to be administered statewide from Monday through March 12. But schools across the state were closed Monday by a winter storm.

Baltimore City Public Schools says it's postponing the start of its testing schedule from Tuesday to Wednesday. The district's website says any missed tests can be made up Friday, and next week's testing will stick to the original schedule.

It wasn't clear how other districts would handle any snow delay since many school offices were closed.

This round of tests is for reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8.

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