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Education Officials Say PARCC Tests Saved $2.5m Compared To Previous Assessment

State education officials say new standardized tests last year saved the state more than $2.5 million, compared to previous state assessments.

The state Board of Education received an overview Tuesday of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing, which was first used in Maryland during the 2014-2015 school year.

Statewide, 1.3 million tests were completed during the school year. More than 80 percent of students took the assessments online.