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Here's a standardized test parents need to take

Here's a standardized test parents need to take
A student takes a practice test for the new statewide standardized tests to measure understanding of Common Core Standards in math and English. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

The Obama administration has announced a plan to limit the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests -- and to ensure that such examinations are limited to "tests that are worth taking."

The announcement came after years of often-emotional debate about the number of tests students are asked to take, and the long classroom hours spent prepping for them.

It’s a conversation with huge implications, because at its heart, it’s about who gets to determine what it means to be smart.

Could you pass a test on standardized testing? Try our quiz. It’s closed-book. No Googling, no texting. But no pressure. (You even get a hint: In education-speak, No Child Left Behind is NCLB.)

joy.resmovits@latimes.com

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