State Minority Whip speaks out on changes to student testing

New Mexico
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The state’s Minority Whip is speaking out, claiming Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s changes to student testing in the state are confusing educators.

Republican State Rep. Rod Montoya also claims the move to get rid of PARCC is hurting efforts to hold schools accountable.

He says teachers were getting comfortable with the test developed by PARCC.

Earlier this month, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an Executive Order ending PARCC testing.

A memo was recently sent out by Lt. Governor Howie Morales with details on a transition test for this year.

He says the state is working on a permanent test, however, it must also be federally approved.

Montoya says the state will now have to spend millions to develop that test.

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