L.A. superintendent opposes early transition to common-core-aligned tests

09/6/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

As lawmakers in California consider whether to speed up the transition from the state's traditional standardized tests to new online assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Los Angeles Superintendent John Deasy has withdrawn his support for the proposal. In announcing his position, Deasy said he is concerned about costs associated with the speedier change along with a belief it will adversely affect schools that enroll primarily low-income, minority students.

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