Louisiana lawmakers decline oversight of Common Core test contract

Article By: Julia O'Donoghue | May 6, 2014 | Originally Posted on NOLA.com

Louisiana Lawmakers rejected a bill that would have given them more say over whether the state implements a test associated with the Common Core academic standards, known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or PARCC for short. The House Appropriations Committee voted down the legislation 12-10.

The leader of the statehouse movement to repeal Common Core, Rep. Brett Geymann, sponsored the bill. Geymann’s proposal would have required a legislative committee to sign off on any contract to purchase a standardized test like PARCC. Currently, the Department of Education can acquire the test without the Legislature’s oversight.

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