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OLYMPIA, Wash. -

The Washington Legislature is going to make another bid for flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

The Daily Herald reports Sen. Steve Litzow introduced two bills this week that would require school districts to use student test results as a factor in teacher evaluation, starting with the 2016-17 school year.

Hearings on the bills are expected next week.

Last year, Washington state lost its waiver from some elements of the federal education law after lawmakers refused to answer a federal government demand that they pass a law similar to Litzow's proposal.

This school year, Washington went back to the old way of meeting student achievement requirements. More than 40 other states have been granted a federal waiver that allows them to try new ways to measure student progress.

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