PHOENIX — Education officials are expected to consider a plan to get Arizona out of a jam with the federal government by changing the state’s testing regime for high school students, at least for the next two years.

The federal government has threatened to withhold upward of $300 million of Arizona’s school funding if the Arizona Department of Education allows schools to choose their own standardized tests for students, according to a recent report by the Arizona Capitol Times.

A proposed plan to be considered by the state Board of Education on Thursday would retain use of the current AZMerit accountability exam in a revised form, rolling back a decision to allow school districts to instead use a variety of assessments, the Arizona Daily Star

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