LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A bill that would end standardized testing in public schools across California Wednesday was met with skepticism by the head of Los Angeles Unified School District.
Assembly Bill 484 would eliminate the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and work to replace the exam with a new school assessment system designed around the Common Core state standards initiative.
Following the bill’s passage in the State Senate Tuesday, AB 484 will go to the Assembly and then to Gov. Jerry Brown, who was expected to sign it.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy told KNX 1070 the bill will pilot a new assessment system and suspend the Academic Performance Index (API) — which measures the performance of schools and school districts, especially the academic performance of pupils — for two years.