McCrory says aide will review NC student testing

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says it seems like North Carolina public school students take too many standardized tests and he'd like to see them reduced.

McCrory's office said he visited the State Board of Education meeting in Raleigh Wednesday and talked about student testing.

The governor says a cumulative 194 tests were given this year to students in fourth through 12th grades after another 30 were adopted last year under the state's Race to the Top plan. The state received $400 million in federal funds through Race to the Top.

McCrory says he's asked his senior education adviser to review the Race to the Top proposal and see where testing could be eliminated.

The governor says he wants high standards but is worried too much testing could actually hurt those efforts.

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