September 11 | Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, CA (September 11, 2013) -- Parents deserve to know how their children are doing in English, math and other subjects [thorugh testing]. The public deserves to know how all California schools are doing in educating children, including the most disadvantaged.

But now the Legislature is poised to pass a bill labeled “Pupil assessments: Temporary suspension” – and Gov. Jerry Brown has said he will sign it. ... Assembly Bill 484 would deliberately lead to a year or more with no information on student progress – ending the old STAR tests while only “field testing” the new Common Core tests, with no reporting of scores.

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