Plan To Overhaul Testing For KY Students Passes The Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that
would overhaul Kentucky's methods for testing student achievement.
The plan calls for ending the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System. That divisiveness of the proposal was reflected in the Senate's 22-15 party-line vote on Friday. The measure now goes to the House for consideration.
House Speaker Jody Richards said he doesn't expect the measure to pass his chamber. And Gov. Steve Beshear has said he will veto the bill if it passes both chambers.
Proponents of the Senate plan say current testing methods force
teachers to spend too much classroom time to prepare for the tests.
The testing system was a key part of the 1990 Kentucky Education
Reform Act.

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