Lawmakers in Calif. may scrap STAR tests for common core

Lawmakers in California are considering legislation that would do away with STAR standardized tests in math and English for the current school year and instead administer computer-based assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards. The proposal calls for barring the public release of test data for one year. "This is going to give all the students in California the opportunity to do a trial run on the new testing system without there being any high stakes involved," said Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, a former high-school teacher.

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