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Morning Read: California will administer new science tests, despite federal push to use old tests

LA School Report | October 26, 2016



California officials reject federal government’s push to administer old science tests 

California education officials have decided that students will take only one statewide standardized test in science this spring, a pilot test based on new standards known as the Next Generation Science Standards. The decision, made in recent weeks, pits state education officials against the U.S. Department of Education, which told California officials in a Sept. 30 letter that they must continue to administer the older science based on standards adopted in 1998 and publish the scores on those tests. By Pat Maio, EdSource

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