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Rep. Davis introduces education plan
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MADISON - Ranking Assembly Education Committee member Brett Davis, R-Oregon, was an active man Monday.He spent the morning, along with fellow Assembly Republicans, unveiling a plan to improve student assessment and the school financing system, then made a mid-day appearance on the MSNBC cable news network.The Republicans' plan calls for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to update state standards and performance levels on state assessments for English, math, science and reading by Sept. 1, 2010; a summit on student achievement by November 2010; eliminate the current 10th-grade Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination and require all juniors to take a new test; and require state assessment test results be available to school districts and parents within six weeks of taking the exam. "The question is, what can we do today so 20 years from now we look back and know we did the best we could to accomplish these goals," Davis said.Davis said another portion of the plan calls for districts to measure the students' development. "We want to look at where the student was at the beginning of the year and where they were at the end of year.

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