(KTTS News) — The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would help elementary students catch up on their reading skills.

State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin from Shelbina says her bill would require the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to develop reading goals for students based on their test scores at the beginning of the year.

Matt Michelson with Missouri State Teachers Association says he likes the bill, but says the MSTA would like to see some local control remain.

The Missouri News Network says three teacher groups spoke in favor of the bill.

No one spoke against it.