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Senate voucher bill up for discussion; amendment would require FCAT

The Senate version of a plan that would expand the tax credit scholarship program will be discussed Wednesday and senators will take up amendments that would introduce more testing requirements.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, was originally written to provide students with disabilities with scholarships for supplemental educational or therapeutic services, but it was amended last week to also remove an eligibility requirement that students had to attend public school for one year to recieve a scholarship. The amendment, by Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, also would require students to undergo standardized tests and those results would be analyzed by the Florida State University Learning Systems Institute. The test results would be provided to parents, schools and lawmakers to decide on financial decisions down the road.

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