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No mid-term exam in Shanghai

(Shanghai Daily)

10:57, May 28, 2012

Local primary schools are banned from holding mid-term exams in the city's latest efforts to reduce the heavy academic burden on students, the Shanghai Education Commission said yesterday. Primary schools can test only for Chinese and math in the final exams for students in grades 3 to 5. Middle schools can hold mid-term exams for only Chinese, math and English, not other subjects.

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