By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Thousands of students across Connecticut will begin taking controversial new standardized tests Tuesday that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards…

And Jeffrey Villar, a former superintendent in districts including Rocky Hill and Windsor, said districts are interpreting the law differently.

“It just depends on the district,” said Villar, now the executive director of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, a business-backed advocacy group.

For example, when he was the associate superintendent in Meriden, high school students were required to pass the CAPT exam to graduate.

This uncertainty in the law has left the door open to interpretation and criticism.

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