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New Mexico students to take transition test in the spring

January 11, 2019
Michelle Lujan Grisham signs the oath of office to be the 32nd governor of the state of New Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at the Capitol during a private swearing in ceremony in Santa Fe, N.M., as her sister-in-law Sandra A. Grisham, a retired state District Court judge, watches. (Luis Sánchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico schools will begin their shift away from the current statewide standardized testing system with a transition test that will be administered in just a few months.

School superintendents and charter school leaders received more details about the change in a memo sent this week by state officials.

Questions had been swirling since Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on her third day in office announced the administration was doing away with student assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the transition test will be a shorter assessment and will have a different design. However, the tests will use the current computer platform.

State officials say they are still working on a system that will completely replace PARCC.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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