Missouri Legislators Cut Off Funding of Smarter Balanced Tests

Published June 5, 2015

Missouri legislators voted to cut off funding of Common Core exams provided by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The Missouri House Bill funding the state department of education will require the department to create new state-specific standards, according to a report by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2 on May 8. The department will receive $7 million to develop new standards after cutting $4.2 million to Smarter Balanced. It is unclear what tests students will be taking when the next testing period begins in nine months, according to a report by wgem.com.

Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York. 

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