Top lawmakers are talking about reducing the number of standardized tests in Minnesota schools as a new federal law allows more flexibility. Senator Chuck Wiger says perhaps existing M-C-A tests could replaced by A-C-T tests for secondary students. Wiger says he’s talked to state college and university officials and they’re supportive of using the A-C-T instead. He says perhaps the test could be “tweeked a little bit to make sure that we have conforming academic standards in Minnesota” — and then the state would reduce the number of standardized tests and also have a better test. Wiger notes colleges don’t look at M-C-A results anyway.