MD governor opposes dropping school assessment tests

By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office said Tuesday he stands by a state education department decision to move forward with administering the final Maryland School Assessment test in a few weeks, despite efforts by legislators, teachers, unions and school boards to stop it.

Hearings were held Tuesday in a Senate committee and last week in the House on emergency bills that would require the Maryland State Department of Education to ask federal education officials to waive the testing requirement, because the testing material is based on an outdated curriculum.

The governor does not support dropping the test, his spokeswoman said.

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