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Jasey, Diegnan, Mainor, Wimberly & Oliver Bill to Restrict Use of Standardized Testing for Young Students in NJ Schools Heads to Gov's DeskLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Patrick Diegnan, Charles Mainor, Benjie Wimberly and Sheila Oliver to prohibit the administration of commercially developed standardized assessments to students in grades K-2 received final legislative approval on Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"The pressure put on students and teachers by these assessments is counterproductive to learning," said Jasey (D-Essex/Morris), who sits on the Assembly Education Committee. "There are already state and federally mandated tests that our students are required to take. There is no need to overburden students with yet another test, which takes time away from actual classroom instruction."