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Thu October 18, 2012
ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In Kansas Report Card
The Kansas Board of Education voted not to include ACT test scores used in three districts in the state's official report card provided to the federal government.
Three school districts in Kansas, including the Kansas City, Kansas district, have stopped using the official state assessment tests for student performance. The districts have switched to tests prepared by ACT, which is known for college entrance exams.
Including the ACT scores would lower the state's overall grade, but board member Jana Shaver says it’s not a fare comparison.
"When we're discussing assessment results, we can't compare oranges and apples,” says Shaver.
The state report card is primarily used to determine if Kansas is complying with the federal No Child Left Behind Act.