April 2 | SI&A Cabinet Report

By Tom Chorneau

A critical portion of California’s 1.4 million English learners face academic setback under a plan to suspend most of the state’s student assessments next year, civil rights activists and school advocacy groups say.

As part of a sweeping proposal to transition K-12 education to new common core curriculum standards within two years, state schools chief Tom Torlakson wants the Legislature to suspend all testing not required to meet federal mandates or to support the Early Assessment Program beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

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