- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DENVER (AP) - A legislative task force thinks Colorado students are spending too much time taking standardized tests but can’t agree on many places to cut back.

At its final meeting on Monday the 15-member panel backed eliminating all tests for high school seniors and reducing the number of tests for juniors. However, The Denver Post (https://dpo.st/14QtVBY ) reports members were split on continuing math and English tests for high school freshmen and eliminating social studies tests.

Math and reading tests for third through eight graders are required by federal law and couldn’t be eliminated.

The panel includes representatives of parents, teachers, school districts, charter schools and the business community. It must provide a final report to lawmakers by the end of the month.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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