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Parents of school-aged children in more than 20 states have a new acronym to learn: The SBAC. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is the new standardized test that's set to replace current state math and language arts tests.

It's billed as the “next generation” of assessment — a test that hopes to capture students' abilities with more depth than traditional standardized tests.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jessica Robinson reports from Idaho that some critics say the new test runs into the same old problems.

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This segment aired on February 5, 2014.

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