Fiscal Impact of Certain Choice Budget Items

April 15, 2015

ASSESSMENTS (LFB summary page 352, #11) The budget proposes allowing parental choice program schools to administer an alternative assessment to the choice pupils in lieu of the state test. The tests that would be viable would have to be approved by the UW-Value Added Research Center (VARC) to make sure they meet certain nationally- normed criteria. The state would pay for the state assessment or the equivalent cost of the state exam if a school chose an alternative assessment that cost more. Additionally, once a school had results from their chosen assessment, they would need to submit the data to…

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