Committee Oks bill delaying student testing

(AP) - A bill before the Nevada Legislature would help students who have to take standardized tests before they reach the end of the textbook.

AB113 passed the Assembly Education Committee on Monday and calls on the Department of Education to push the testing timeline back at least 30 days.

Teachers at an earlier hearing said they find themselves giving a test mid-spring on certain grade-level topics that they don't plan to teach until weeks later.

The extended timeline could help students feel more confident on the test and take pressure off teachers who try to "cram" the information before the testing date.

The bill also pushes back deadlines for reports based on the standardized test data.

AB113 is sponsored by the Education Committee and now heads to the Assembly floor.


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