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New Mexico governor suspends student testing system

January 4, 2019

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday set in motion the replacement of the current statewide standardized testing system with a pair of executive orders that also calls for removing those exam results from teacher evaluations.

The orders by the Democratic governor on her third day in office correspond with campaign pledges to do away student assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC — a system Lujan Grisham described as high-pressure and counterproductive.

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