Bill would tie test scores to teacher discipline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Student test scores could be used as a reason to fire a teacher under a bill before the Wisconsin state Assembly.

Under current law, standardized test data can be one of several factors used to evaluate a teacher’s performance, but it can’t be used to discipline them.

The bill before the Assembly on Tuesday would allow the scores to be used as one of multiple reasons to discipline or fire a teacher. Test scores alone could not be used to discipline a teacher.

The measure passed the Republican-controlled Senate last week on a partisan vote.

Once it passes the Assembly, it heads to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.