The Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Monett said that Republican Sarah Steelman is "a day late and a dollar short" in calling for Missouri's MAP test to be eliminated.
"The MAP test at the high school level is already being phased out, so her claim that she will get rid of it is a day late and a dollar short," Julie Germann told the KY3 Political Notebook, after seeing our KY3 News report Wednesday. "The MAP test is being replaced by "end of course" exams, phased in this past spring," she added.
"Having every high school student take the ACT was a strongly debated issue by the secondary education arena (where it should be decided, not by a governor who knows little of anything about education)," Germann added. "At this point, for a number of reasons ranging from cost to the fact that not all students are college bound, the ACT test was tabled in exchange for end of course exams," she explained.