Superintendent Tony Evers announced his proposal to change high school standardized testing this week. If voted on, the four-test ACT suite
will replace Wisconsin's
WKCE starting in spring of 2014. It will fulfill state and federal testing
requirements at no cost to students.
School leaders in Beloit believe the move puts
schools at an advantage as well as providing comparable data. Students say they
like the change because it makes the college application process easier.
Beloit High School
senior said "After taking a break from the WKCE then you have to take the ACT
you're not really in the testing mode."
the School District
of Beloit said "we
embrace the idea of looking at what are our strengths and what are our
weaknesses so that we can do what's best for our kids."
Once passed by the
legislature and Governor Scott Walker the mandate will cost Wisconsin around $7 million.