Glitches, Data Errors Delay Illinois Test-Score Release
More than eight months after taking Illinois’ achievement test, about 1 million of that state’s public school students and their districts still don’t know the results because of incomplete testing materials, scoring glitches, and data-entry errors.
The lengthy delay means the state can’t identify which schools are struggling and which are making adequate yearly progress, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. And the test results won’t be known until January, at the earliest.
For students, the holdup means they could be missing out on free tutoring or the ability to transfer out of schools, because the state can’t identify which schools have failed persistently in making progress...
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