Farrow introduces bill to delay reporting school tests

DeForest Area School District asks voters for $41-million referendum

Results of tests given to Wisconsin public school students this year would not be used on the state’s report cards and teacher evaluations would be delayed a year under a bill that’s been put forward in the Senate.

Republican Sen. Paul Farrow is circulating the proposal with a Thursday deadline for co-sponsors.

The measure comes after Gov. Scott Walker proposed eliminating the Smarter Balanced test after this year. The test is aligned with the Common Core academic standards.

Farrow has said that it’s not right to hold teachers and schools accountable based on a test that’s only going to be used for one year.

State Superintendent Tony Evers sent school administrators a letter last week saying he supported a delay like the one Farrow proposes.