- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State superintendent candidate John Humphries says current report cards showing how well Wisconsin students and school districts are performing are a “disaster” and should be overhauled.

But incumbent state Superintendent Tony Evers says Humphries’ proposed changes amount to a “top-down dictate” that won’t work.

Humphries wants to change the measurement for how students are determined to be proficient on state tests, use letter grades for schools, track students on pace to close achievement gaps and focus high school reports on graduation rates.

Under his proposed changes, most Wisconsin schools would receive a failing F grade in academic achievement. Evers calls that a “ridiculous notion.”

Evers defends the current report card, which was created with input from Evers, the governor, lawmakers and others.

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