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Tue February 28, 2012
Senate approves education accountability measure
The State Senate gave final approval to a major Education Accountability measure. It provides testing and other procedures to keep students, teachers, administrators and parents accountable for a child’s education. The Senate approved an amendment that would allow school districts to better track how students are doing throughout their entire career. Senator Chris Rothfuss says it’s a different approach. “Tracking a student’s growth year to year -- how good are they one year, the next year, the following year…in K-12. And that’s what we are trying to track from the growth standpoint,” Rothfuss said. Supporters say the bill does not require additional testing of students to accomplish the bill’s goals. It now heads to the House.