California to release key test scores in October after reports they'd be held until after the election

California Department of Education leaders said Tuesday the agency will release key state test scores in the coming weeks after reports indicated the results would not be made public until after the upcoming election. Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Malia Vella told KCRA 3 that the department will make the data publicly available sometime in October. She said school districts across the state have until September 30 to finalize and submit the assessments. "We’ve been working hard to get it out as soon as possible," Vella said. The exams, also known as the Smarter Balanced test, help schools and state officials gauge how students across California are doing in core subjects like math, science, and English.