BY ELAINE GOODMAN
Daily Post Correspondent
Palo Alto Unified students who want to skip a grade of middle school math must first pass five hours of tests — exams that some parents say are intended to hold back higher-performing students as a way to close the district’s “achievement gap.”
The optional tests, which the Palo Alto Unified School District will administer next month, include a two-hour exam plus a three-hour exam given to fifth and sixth graders.
A fifth grader …
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