California schools are about to get their first look at the state's new assessment tests.
The Department of Education is today launching a trial run of the tests that will be given to students this fall.
"This new learning system, including the assessments, are aimed at having students more ready for the work world," State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said.
Torlakson says results of the new tests will be available sooner, providing for better, deeper learning.
"Teachers will get information during the year, and be able to adjust their lesson plans to fit what the needs of the students are and to help guide them along," he said.
Torlakson is looking forward to hearing teachers views on the field test questions and their appropriateness for students.
Testing will continue through June 6.