UPDATE: Moving to ACT exams approved by committee

UPDATED Wednesday, May 29, 2013 --- 4:32 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget committee has approved having every high school junior in Wisconsin take the ACT college entrance exam.

Gov. Scott Walker and state Superintendent Tony Evers are behind the plan the Joint Finance Committee approved on Wednesday.

Under the proposal, the state would pay the $50 fee for the tests. The ACT and a series of other tests would replace the Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination starting in the 2014 school year.

All 11th grade students would take the ACT, as well as another test designed to assess job skills called WorkKeys. Students in elementary grades would take a new test being designed by a 28-state consortium that includes Wisconsin.

The tests are aligned with new education standards.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday May 29, 2013 -- 5:53 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Every high school junior in Wisconsin would take the ACT college entrance exam under a proposal up for a vote before the Legislature's budget committee.

Gov. Scott Walker and state Superintendent Tony Evers are behind the plan the Joint Finance Committee was scheduled to consider on Wednesday.

Under the proposal, the state would pay the $50 fee for the tests. The ACT and a series of other tests would replace the Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination starting in the 2014 school year.

All 11th grade students would take the ACT, as well as another test designed to assess job skills called WorkKeys. Students in elementary grades would take a new test being designed by a 28-state consortium that includes Wisconsin.

The tests are aligned with new education standards.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, May 21, 2013 --- 6:15 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget committee has delayed taking a vote on whether to have every high school junior in Wisconsin take the ACT college entrance exam.

The plan by state superintendent Tony Evers and Gov. Scott Walker was before the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee for a vote Tuesday. But the Republican-controlled panel delayed taking action. It was not clear when they would take it up.

Under the proposal, a series of tests including the ACT exam for college juniors would replace the Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination starting in the 2014 school year.

All 11th grade students would take the ACT, as well as another test designed to assess job skills called WorkKeys. Students in elementary grades would take a new test being designed by a 28-state consortium that includes Wisconsin.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday May 21, 2013 -- 5:50 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Every high school student in Wisconsin would take the ACT college entrance exam during their junior year under a proposal up for a vote in the Legislature's budget committee.

The plan by state superintendent Tony Evers and Gov. Scott Walker was before the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee for a vote Tuesday.

A series of tests including the ACT exam for college juniors would replace the Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination starting in the 2014 school year.

All 11th grade students would take the ACT, as well as another test designed to assess job skills called WorkKeys. Students in elementary grades would take a new test being designed by a 28-state consortium that includes Wisconsin.

The state would pay the $50 cost of high school students taking the ACT.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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