Legislation to make changes to Missouri’s education testing standards has been introduced in the State Senate. Senator Gary Nodler of Joplin, the sponsor, says his legislation will bring Missouri’s MAP test in line with the National Assessment of Educational Progress test. Nodler says it’s important for Missouri’s testing to be brought in line with the requirements established under the No Child Left Behind law. He says his legislation does not do away with MAP testing, it merely recalibrates thetests to conform to national standards. The bill would require the State Board of Education to bring about conformity by June 30th, 2006.