The state Senate has approved a bill that would end traditional standardized testing of students in reading, math and social science, as the top federal education official threatened to withhold federal funds if the measure becomes law.
California education officials proposed Wednesday to immediately do away with the standardized reading, math and social science tests used to measure student learning and school performance since the late 1990s.
The student body at a South Bay high school could pay the price after a handful of their classmates played a prank while taking their standardized tests.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to reduce the use of standardized tests in calculating the annual rankings for California schools.
State lawmakers are seeking to bar mandatory school identification cards revealing students’ academic standing.
Despite deep cuts to public education, California’s standardized test scores have gone up for the ninth year in a row.