Missouri lawmakers try to alter state standardized test, detach from accreditation process

Courtesy/Tim Bommel, Missouri House 
In this file photo, Rep. Paula Brown, D-Hazelwood, speaks about a bill. Brown, along with other lawmakers, is sponsoring legislation that would alter the Missouri Assessment Program to make it more "student-centered" and focused on tracking progress throughout the year.
Courtesy/Tim Bommel, Missouri House In this file photo, Rep. Paula Brown, D-Hazelwood, speaks about a bill. Brown, along with other lawmakers, is sponsoring legislation that would alter the Missouri Assessment Program to make it more "student-centered" and focused on tracking progress throughout the year.


As another round of Missouri Assessment Program test results rolled in last month, lawmakers were filing a spate of bills to change the assessment.

Some sought to remove its connection with accreditation of Missouri school districts.