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Md. House Approves Bill for Commission on Standardized Tests

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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.


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