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Senate Vote Unanimous on Checking Standardized Test Answers

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate voted unanimously to start double checking the state's answers when it comes to standardized tests.

In a 46-0 vote on Wednesday, senators approved a bill to create a commission tasked with reviewing Maryland's system for testing public school students.

The 19-member commission, according to the legislation, will have a year to do its review after which it must present its findings to all local boards of education as well as the state.

Earlier this month Maryland students began taking a new test under the Common Core State Standards. The tests replace the Maryland School Assessment. Parents, educators and teachers unions have criticized the exams for rearranging established curricula and requiring schools to administer the test via computers.

The bill now goes to the House for consideration.

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