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Pencils down: Wisconsin legislators to consider changing Badger Exam

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MADISON (AP) — Students in Wisconsin public schools are taking a new test intended to measure learning, but the exam’s future is unclear as some state lawmakers say they’d like something different.

That leaves some schools and teachers wondering why they worked hard to get ready for the Badger Exam. Districts across the state spent months preparing for the new tests by ensuring computer labs and students in grades three through eight were ready.

The exams are meant to assess the performance of students, teachers and schools. But now legislators are considering a bill that would only allow the Badger Exam to be used to gauge student performance.

The Assembly could vote on the bill Wednesday.

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