“Given that Connecticut is federally required to use an annual assessment that meets vigorous external validation, it just doesn’t make financial sense to abandon the SBAC after all the work that went into it, and after only a single use. If we toss out the SBAC, finding a replacement will be an incredibly expensive and time-consuming prospect — one that would actually take years of development.

At a time when our Legislature is desperate to make budget cuts, we owe it to our citizens to make good on our investment in this strong, innovative and meaningful assessment. The SBAC is going to work if we give it the chance.”

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