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Georgia Senators Unanimously Agree to Cut Five State Tests

Georgia state senators are joining the push to cut standardized testing for public school students. The Senate voted 53-0 on Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 367, which would cut four tests in high school and one in middle school. The measure would drop four of eight end-of-course exams in high school.

Senate Education and Youth Committee Chairman P.K. Martin tells senators that overtesting is the No. 1 complaint he gets. Both Gov. Brian Kemp and state Superintendent Richard Woods are backing the bill. The federal government requires high school students take at least one test in math, science and English/language arts.