DENVER (AP) – Colorado students will take a new statewide test next year linking student performance to teacher evaluations to support students who need to catch up.

The change comes after years of slow progress with current tests as part of the Colorado Student Assessment Program, also known as CSAP. This year, student academic performance test scores released Wednesday were mostly flat.

According to the Denver Post, the new tests will be called the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or the TCAP, during a transition to a new test by 2014.

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