Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview on Monday said the issue of teacher evaluations may still be revisited.

Lawmakers last week voted to end the use of state examinations when evaluating teachers and principals, a provision that had been a component of an education reform push in 2015.

The debate over the original evaluation bill had been a politically fraught one for lawmakers, the governor as well as the state’ teachers union

The measure approved last week by state lawmakers will send the issue, in effect, back to both local school districts as well as the Board of Regents.

“I think we have to do more work on the evaluation mechanism and the testing mechanism,” Cuomo said in the interview with WAMC. “What has become clear to me is from practical knowledge. You know you can have the conceptual plan and then the plan in reality. And conceptually, I understand it, and it makes sense. Practically, in reality, it doesn’t work that way. The testing regiment collapsed. You had all sorts of parents all across the state taking their child out of testing. They felt there were too many tests, too much pressure on the student. So it does not work as a metric. Conceptually, you can see where it would work, but we’re not at the point where it works.