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Exam won't be used to gauge performance
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MADISON (AP) - Responding to pressure from parents and teachers upset with the troubled rollout of a new statewide test that grade-school students are taking this spring, Assembly Republicans said Thursday they will pass a bill next month ensuring the results aren't used to measure performance. The announcement comes a month after the GOP-led Senate passed a similar bill with no opposition. But the Republican-controlled Assembly has been slower to act, leading to concerns that the Badger Exam test results could end up being used to evaluate teachers and be publicized on school report cards as part of the formula assigning performance categories to schools.

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