Gov. Jack Markell (D) is touting an effort to curb excessive testing in his weekly message.
Markell announced the move Thursday, which would set aside money for school districts to inventory the tests they give students and getting rid of those they find ineffective.
He says that extra time can be better used in the classroom.
The governor also took issue with a bill just introduced in the state House that would allow parents to opt their kids out of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment.