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Senate bill would revamp KERA


A state Senate proposal calls for revamping the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 by changing accountability tests given to students.

Senate President David Williams says the proposal would replace the current Commonwealth Accountability Testing System with an unspecified national assessment test for elementary school students. High school students would be administered the ACT test’s Educational Planning and Assessment System.

Pupils’ writing portfolios would no longer count as part of school assessment testing.

The General Assembly passed KERA in 1990, calling for sweeping changes and accountability within the state’s education system. Its goal of having all Kentucky students reach the level of proficiency is targeted for 2014.

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