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Byline: Susie Gran SGRAN@ABQTRIB.COM / 823-3682
Seventh-graders usually spend the year studying New Mexico history.
Their lessons don't include the U.S. Constitution, because they are going to study it in eighth-grade U.S. history.
Yet, much to their teachers' surprise, there were questions about the U.S. Constitution on the new TerraNova achievement test given seventh-graders this spring.
Next year, seventh-grade teachers will probably teach the Constitution and students will be better prepared for the test.
It's natural and ethical for teachers to make sure students have covered the material they need to know for a test, state …