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Lawmakers Consider Getting Rid Of MEAP Test

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - One issue that brought its share of controversy in Michigan was the Common Core Education Standards, which did pass the legislature.

This week, lawmakers will hold a legislative hearing to discuss keeping the MEAP test or replacing it with the Smarter Balance Exam, which aligns its material with the Common Core cirriculum.

6 News spoke with administrators at the Michigan Education Association who say the legislature needs to keep students its priority.

"Too much teaching to the test not enough actual teaching happening. They're just concerned with what questions appear on the test, that's all we're going to teach to and that's all we're going to learn. So there's a lot of concern over that and the concern seems to be growing. That's something we're sharing with the legislators to be very careful what they do here," said Steven Cook, the president of MEA.

MEA officials say they don't have a preference for which test if given.

Lawmakers will meet on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

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