Georgia Board of Education officials looking at next step to replace statewide student testing

Georgia Education
Posted at 8:51 AM, May 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-17 09:46:55-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia officials facing a short timeline to replace the statewide student test could take a major step this week.

Members of the state Board of Education are set to meet Thursday in Atlanta, and could recommend that the state hire an unnamed company to develop the new test. The proposal would increase test difficultly and move all testing online within five years.


State officials say procurement laws in Georgia prevent them from naming the company.  


The state committed to rolling out a new test during the 2014-15 school year in return for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind act.


Pressure to meet that deadline increased in July when Georgia dropped out a multi-state consortium building a test to meet the rigid standards of Common Core.