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Yancey Roy reports from the state Capitol:
ALBANY -- Stepping up previous warnings, leaders of the state Senate and Assembly called for a two-year delay Tuesday in using Common Core test results to make evaluations about teachers, principals and students.
The leaders also called for delaying the sharing of student information with a private "cloud-based" data firm till privacy and security concerns were "fully satisfied."
The announcement by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) effectively tells the state Board of Regents, which sets education policy in New York, to slow down implementation of the new Common Core academic standards or the legislature will.