Via Asbury Park Press:
Gov. Chris Christie may have a bill on his desk by the of the week that delays by at least two years the use of new student assessments linked to the Common Core state standards.
The state Senate has scheduled a vote for Thursday afternoon on legislation (A3081) that establishes an Education Review Task Force to analyze the Common Core standards, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments and the use of students’ test results in evaluating teachers.
It seems unlikely Christie would support the bill, but he has indicated he’ll be making an announcement related to Common Core and PARCC, such as changes to the program done through an executive order, at some point over the next few days.