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Assembly Republicans Move To Discount Badger Exam Results

Walker Has Called For Replacement Of Common Core-Aligned Test

Standardized Test

Assembly Republicans say they will pass a bill that makes sure the results of a new statewide test for grade school students don’t get used to measure teacher or school performance.

The bill would put off publishing report cards for schools based on results of the Badger Exam. The test has faced a difficult rollout in Wisconsin and Gov.Scott Walker is calling for it to be replaced next year.

Sturgeon Bay Rep. Joel Kitchens said his bill gives people peace of mind.

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“I would like to calm the school districts down a little bit. I think it’s extremely likely this bill will go through and that these results will not count toward the report cards or toward teacher effectiveness,” Kitchens said.

The scores would still be reported to comply with federal law, and parents could see how their children and schools fared. A similar measure passed the state Senate in March.