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States varied in how many students with disabilities and English-language learners they excluded from tests on reading in this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Grade 4
Pupils with Disabilities Language Learners Overall
High Exclusion Rates:
Delaware 12% 2% 13%
Louisiana 14% * 14%
Virginia 10% 3% 12%
Low Exclusion Rates:
Alabama 2% * 2%
Alaska 3% 1 3%
Wyoming 2% 1 2%

Grade 8
Pupils with Disabilities Language Learners Overall
High Exclusion Rates:
Delaware 10% 2% 11%
Louisiana 8% 1% 8%
Virginia 6% 1% 7%
Low Exclusion Rates:
Alabama 1% * 2%
Alaska 1% 1 2%
Wyoming 3% * 3%

Vol. 25, Issue 10, Page 3

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