Legislation to Scrap MEAP

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Legislation will be introduced next week to scrap the high school portion of the MEAP exam.

A five-bill bipartisan package will be unveiled next week to eliminate the high school MEAP exam and replace it with some other national exam such as the ACT.

Senator Wayne Kuipers from West Michigan tells News 10 it's time to explore other options saying, "MEAP has had problems."

At a conference of school officials this week, the audience was evenly divided on whether to scrap MEAP. Kuipers says one reason for the change is the three to five week turnaround of test scores. Right now it takes up to eight months to get MEAP results back in the hands of teachers and students.

Governor Jennifer Granholm remains uncommitted on the switch, but the State Board of Education opposes it.