The members of their legislative education committee took that vote because 74% of students opted out. From WMTW:
Among elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, 74 percent of students opted out of testing this year.
We’re using that to evaluate teachers. We’re using it to determine
funding, but that is not what those tests are designed to do,” (parent Jacky) Boyd
“If any time the going gets tough, if we immediately reverse direction, I
think it’s a sign that the federal and state government really needs to
think twice about doing anything in regard to education,” (Superintendent Bill) Webster said.
Webster supported Smarter Balanced tests for their rigor and the effort
to make diploma standards-based. Without consistency, he said, he’s
concerned about how the federal government would approach state funding
I would say to Superintendent Webster that creating a massive overhaul of standards AND of curriculum to meet those standards AND testing isn't exactly consistent either. Especially when most of the standards were not written by educators.