5/28/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign into law a bill passed Sunday by lawmakers that reduces the number of standardized tests high-school students take annually to five from 15. Texas, which helped launch the country's accountability movement and No Child Left Behind, currently requires the most standardized tests of any state and at one point required 30 exams each year. Supporters of the reduction say testing is excessive, time-consuming and ineffective.

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