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Tennessee House OKs report to delay Common Core testing

April 16th, 2014 9:21 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee House OKs report to delay Common Core testing

NASHVILLE — The state House has voted to adopt the report of a special committee that recommends the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed a year.

Lawmakers voted 85-8 in favor of the conference committee report on Wednesday. The Senate is expected to vote on the report Thursday.

Last month, Republican and Democratic House members passed a bill that sought to delay further implementation of the new standards for two years. It also sought to delay the testing component for the standards for the same amount of time.

The committee's proposal would only affect the testing component.

Currently, the testing is scheduled to begin statewide in the school year that begins in August.

Under the committee's proposal, the state would seek proposals for alternate testing. The current testing program, TCAP, would continue in the interim.

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