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White: Common Core test plans back on track

  // Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:39 //

State Superintendent of Education John White said Wednesday that a court ruling on Tuesday will allow officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.

“It is time to get back to the focus of daily learning that takes place in the classrooms of the state of Louisiana,” White said.

But Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said moments later that White’s agency runs the risk of using a defective state contract if it proceeds with its exam plans, which she said could cause financial and other problems in upcoming months.

White and Nichols made their comments one day after Common Core backers won a key court victory in the fight on whether assessments for the new standards will unfold as planned.

A judge Tuesday issued an injunction to lift the Jindal administration’s suspension of two state test contracts that White and others planned to use for spring tests linked to Common Core.

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