The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to ask the federal government for a delay in using exam scores to evaluate teachers. Officials said schools are shifting to the Common Core State Standards, but the exams are not ready. Officials said they need two years of data from the common-core-aligned exams to properly evaluate teachers based on the results. The state agreed to use test scores to evaluate teachers as part of its application for federal Race to the Top funding.

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