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Traditional Standardized Testing May be a Thing of the Past

Traditional Standardized Testing May be a Thing of the Past

SACRAMENTO -- The state's schools may throw out traditional standardized tests this year.

A bill in the assembly would give students a reprieve from English and Math STAR tests and instead have campuses opt-in to a computerized test that better measures new common core standards.

"Districts will have this opportunity to look at the test, to give it a trial run, and to see how it is working within their districts and within their classrooms," Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla said.

Bonilla says the original plan called for 20 percent of schools to do a trial-run, but Governor Brown supports a clean break. He's set aside more than a billion dollars to help districts prepare. Under the plan, testing data would be suspended for the year.

 

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