- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A bill in the Nevada Legislature would allow schools to hold off on standardized tests until students have a certain number of instructional days under their belt, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach with the test date.

SB75 was discussed Tuesday in the Senate Committee on Education. It was requested by the Clark County School District.

Existing law calls for the state education board to set a springtime test date that would apply to all Nevada schools.

But school officials say students with year-round schedules or other non-traditional calendars might be underprepared when the test date rolls around.

Lobbyists for school districts, school superintendents and a Las Vegas business group spoke in favor of the bill. The committee did not take a vote on the measure.

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