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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to look into New York's rollout of the controversial Common Core curriculum is recommending capping the amount of instructional time that can be used for standardized tests and test prep

The panel also recommended Monday that the state Legislature ban standardized "bubble tests" through second grade.

Cuomo assembled the panel last month amid widespread complaints by parents and teachers that New York rushed the rollout. Teachers argue they will be unfairly punished if students do poorly under the new assessments and others question whether the standards will really elevate student achievement.

The state's Board of Regents approved changes to implementing Common Core educational last month but backed off on a plan to delay a teacher evaluation measure.

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