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Senate bill would scratch CATS assessment

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By The Staff

By Brent Schanding

Landmark News Service

Educators and others testified at the Capitol Thursday about a bill to replace the state's student-testing system with nationally standardized tests.

Senate Bill 1 would eliminate the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, or CATS, including its multiple-choice testing in the areas of arts and humanities. Portfolio components meant to judge schools on student writing abilities would also be abolished under SB 1. Both measures were mandated under the sweeping Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990.


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