Testing System Overhaul Signed

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear says he'll sign legislation to reshape Kentucky's school accountability testing system. His signature means the end of the decade-old CATS program. Beshear has some concerns about the testing system the state will use during the transition to new, permanent exams. But he says the benefits of the legislation "far outweigh" those concerns. Beshear says the measure will take Kentucky to a "new level of accountability" in education. The accountability system was a key facet of the watershed 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act.