State Student Achievement Standards Not Ready Official Says More Time Needed for Rewrite That Is Understandable
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
It's taking longer than expected to rewrite proposed state standards for measuring student achievement to make them understandable to the average Missourian.
So the state's education chief asked Thursday for more time to work on the standards, which have been sharply criticized as too vague and lacking emphasis on academic achievement.
"We need to have more understandable language," Education Commissioner Bob Bartman told the state Board of Education.
Board member Tom Davis agreed. A contractor, he said: "I want them to put it in plain English so a contractor can understand it. I'm worried about the words communicating what is there."
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