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Assembly will not vote on bill that would delay Common Core

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The state Assembly will not vote today on legislation that would delay the use the Common Core testing standards on students' grades and teachers' evaluations.

The bill would order the state education department to look at ways to eliminate some testing and ban standardized tests in kindergarten through second grade.

It also would also delay the implementation of an online-data portal to collect student information until July 2015. Parents would be able to opt their children out of it.

Last month, the state Board of Regents approved a plan that would delay the implementation of Common Core for five years.

A decision on regarding teacher evaluations will be made by the board once the public has had a chance to weigh in. Public hearings have not been scheduled yet.

A Siena College poll last week showed that New Yorkers are divided when it comes to the Common Core.

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