SACRAMENTO- Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement in response to the release of the delayed “Smarter Balanced” statewide test scores showing that fewer than half of students met the state standard in English language arts and only one-third of students met statewide standards for mathematics.
“These test scores reflect the current state of education in California. We are failing students in the most important subjects. This is just another example of Democrat mismanagement, and our kids are suffering for it.”

On September 28, Assembly Republicans sent a letter urging the immediate release of these scores after it was reported that California Department of Education would delay them to be released at an unknown date this year.