A 17-year-old statewide test used to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law will be replaced with a broader approach to judging how well Wisconsin students are performing, state superintendent Tony Evers said Aug. 27 -- and the new system will incorporate computer-based testing, reports the Associated Press. Education leaders heralded the move as a step toward more accountability and said it also might help put Wisconsin in a better position to compete with other states for $4.35 billion in federal education stimulus money under the government's "Race to the Top" reform program. The new system, which combines...

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