STATEWIDE — State lawmakers continue to look at ways to reform testing standards in public schools.

Republican Rep. Jason Isaac, R-District 45, has filed the "Teaching Over Testing Act" with the goal of reducing the dependence on standardized testing.

"I really think you are going to have less stressed out students, less stressed out parents, and less stressed out educators that are free to truly teach at the capacity that they know how to teach," said Isaac.

The legislation would lower the number of required standardized tests from 22 to 17.

It would also reduce the weight STAAR testing has on the evaluation of teachers and school ratings.