He said the revision is necessary because the current state report card system should be more “honest and transparent” about how well schools are educating students. The current system rates schools higher than student test scores indicate, he said.
“Fundamentally, the ratings are very likely to go down because that represents how our kids are actually doing,” Humphries said of his proposal. “You’ve got to have the honest conversation … it’s not a warm and fuzzy kind of a thing to be telling people, but they need to know the truth.”
Wisconsin’s WKCE standards were long criticized for their weakness.
The incumbent Superintendent is Tony Evers.
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Senator Olson’s wife (Joan Wade) works for the DPI.