Colorado Senate votes to replace student testing
DENVER – The Colorado Senate has approved legislation to replace comprehensive student tests with student assessments.
Under a measure approved Tuesday, students would be given three assessments: one to see what they know; one to see what they learned during the school year; and one diagnostic test so teachers can tailor instruction.
Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster says the tests will no longer be called the Colorado Student Assessment Program, or CSAP.
Under the bill, educators will review recommendations from a committee set up by Gov. Bill Ritter to study changes in public education from kindergarten through college.