A bill proposing that Colorado scale back its social studies testing schedule was halted with a 13-0 vote by the state House Education Committee earlier this week. The state Senate had earlier approved the measure, which proposed a one-year delay for fall 12th-grade social studies tests and moving social studies tests for fourth-, seventh- and 12th-graders to a different, three-year schedule. Opponents of the bill, however, said it doesn't adequately address concerns about the amount of student testing and unnecessarily targets social studies.

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