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Board of Ed Votes Not to Include Some Scores in State Report Card

Test from sxc.huThree school districts in Kansas have stopped using the official state assessment tests for students. The districts have switched to tests prepared by ACT, which is known for college entrance exams. The Kansas Board of Education today (WED) voted not to include the ACT test scores in the state’s official report card provided to the federal government. Including the ACT scores would lower the state’s overall grade. Board member Jana Shaver said during discussion today (WED) that it doesn’t make sense to mix the two test results into a final score.

“I still don’t see how we can compare apples and oranges with two different tests. I would favor reporting state assessment results with some kind of caveat that so many districts used ACT.”

The state report card is primarily used to determine if Kansas is complying with the federal No Child Left Behind ACT.


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