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A Quicker Measure

Despite glitches, the state’s new Common Core-aligned assessment test is not taking nearly as long to finish as state officials estimated.

Students in schools across the Gem State have been taking the Idaho Standards Achievement Test by Smarter Balanced for the first time this month. About two-thirds of them have finished the test with three weeks remaining before the May 22 deadline.

State officials are finding the testing time is shorter than originally estimated.