Computer-based exam based on Next Generation Science Standards to be given through June.
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
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California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.
Betsy DeVos also wants to end what she calls "the federalized Common Core."
California education officials want the U.S. Department of Education to permanently suspend the current multiple-choice, paper-and-pencil science assessments that are based on outdated standards from 1998.
Schools must spend improvement grants on one of seven different reform options.