Education groups 'considering all options' to keep state from closing failing schools
Public school groups said Wednesday they're "considering all options" to keep the state from closing failing schools next year.
They say the state School Reform Office told their members that it would consider the latest three years of state standardized test data when deciding whether to close failing schools. Such a move, public schools groups argue, is unfair because the assessment has changed each year during that timeframe.
The MEAP test was giving in 2013-14, but was replaced the next year by the M-STEP, which was based on new, rigorous standards. In 2015-16, the M-STEP was given online for the first time.