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Education board to weigh possible delay in testing

Sacramento Bee
September 10, 2008

State Board of Education members will consider whether to ask the federal government for more time to institute a controversial statewide math standard, requiring all California eighth-graders to be tested on algebra.

The board meets for two days beginning at 9 a.m. today at the state Department of Education, Room 1011, 1430 N St.

The state board voted in July to test eighth-graders in algebra to bring California schools into compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind act.

Last week, the California School Boards Association and the Association of California School Administrators filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court, challenging the vote.

Sens. Darrell Steinberg and Tom Torlakson and Assemblyman Gene Mullin have sent a letter to state board President Ted Mitchell asking the board to reconsider the July vote.

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