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Supt Torlakson and CTA Hail Bill Bringing Assessments in Line with Standards

Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and CTA are commending the legislature for passing and the governor for signing today AB 484, a measure that will overhaul student assessments to align them with the Common Core State Standards.

CTA worked hard to help move AB 484, by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord), through the legislature and to the governor’s desk because testing students on material they have never been taught makes no sense. Neither does forcing students to take two standardized tests in the same year. AB 484 will eliminate outdated tests, ensures accountability and allows students and educators to be better prepared for the new computer-based assessments under the Common Core State Standards.

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