ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- The Maryland House of Delegates has unanimously added its support to a review of the state's standardized testing system.
In a 138-0 vote on Monday, delegates approved a bill that not only creates a review commission, but also instructs the state Department of Education to conduct a study on the testing system.
The study is an amendment to the bill unanimously approved by the state senate last week.
The bill's sponsor, Del. Eric Ebersole, a Baltimore County Democrat and a high school math teacher, said the changes give more teeth to the proposed legislation.
Maryland students began taking a new standardized test this month under the Common Core State Standards.
The bill will return to the Senate for consideration of the amendments.