TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is directing state officials to withdraw from a national testing system that would evaluate how students perform under the new Common Core standards being adopted by 45 states.

Scott sent a letter to State Board of Education Chair Gary Chartrand Monday that directed the board to withdraw from the testing consortium creating Common Core tests and create a Florida-centric exam to evaluate how well students are doing against national standards.

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