Education officials in Virginia say a lack of funding is delaying reforms, including the elimination of some standardized tests and allowing schools to transition to alternative project-based assessments. The goal was to roll out computer-based adaptive testing over the next three years, but officials say that effort now will be delayed. A Virginia Board of Education member -- James H. Dillard, a former House of Delegates member from Fairfax County -- said the bill lacked "proper forethought."

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