New York to release some test data July 1

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York education officials say they'll release some results of the statewide English and math exams earlier than usual, on July 1.

The department says Thursday that making raw scores available at the start of summer will give schools and districts time to adjust summer lesson plans and prepare for fall.

Other information, including performance levels and results of individual schools and districts, will be released later in the summer.

One of the major criticisms of the assessments that New York gives to students in grades 3-8 each spring is that results are released too late to do any good.

Districts around the state say they had large numbers of students sit out this year's tests, which are also used in teacher evaluations.

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