House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

| January 28, 2015

January 22, 2015 By Kimberly Hefling AP Education Writer • U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON (AP) The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No Child Left Behind education law.

With Congress trying to update the President George W. Bush-era law, debate has centered on the requirement that states test students in reading and math in grades three to eight and again in high school.

Some educators and parents say that has created a high-stakes testing environment, and that states and districts should determine testing policy.

The House committee chairman, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said he believes the annual results help parents and policymakers know where students stand.

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