$15M could be saved in Calif. by suspending some exams

03/14/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is supporting legislation in California to suspend some standardized tests while new computerized exams are being developed, a move that would save the state $15 million. Lawmakers now are considering legislation that would suspend some tests beginning next fall, as well as a separate bill that would delay the suspension until 2016. Tests required by the federal government would not be suspended.

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