By Associated Press • 

Oregon school leaders seek delay in ratings from new tests

PORTLAND — Oregon education officials favor a one-year delay in ranking Oregon schools based on new, tougher tests.

The Oregonian reports the tests are called Smarter Balanced, and they're considered more demanding than the tests the state has been using.

They're based on rigorous academic standards called the Common Core, which most states, including Oregon, have adopted.

The Oregon teachers union has opposed the new tests and complained to Gov. John Kitzhaber, who ordered a review.

The Smarter Balanced tests will still be given this spring, and the state will issue report cards showing the results.

But under a recommendation from the state's chief education officer, Nancy Golden, the state wouldn't publish rankings based largely on the tests that show how schools stack up against each other.

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Information from: The Oregonian

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