- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Forget grades.

If Republicans on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee get their way, Wisconsin schools would be rated on a five-star system. Gov. Scott Walker had wanted to assign letter grades. Currently, schools are described as failing, meeting or exceeding expectations.

The Joint Finance Committee was scheduled to vote Tuesday on going to a star system for the report card.

The proposal would also call for the state to seek a waiver from the federal government to allow for schools to choose between three and five standardized tests to measure student performance.

Federal law currently requires schools to take the same test.


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