NAEP Test-Taking Pool Grows More Inclusive
Following a push to make "the nation's report card" better reflect the academic performance of all children in America's schools, most states boosted the numbers of students with disabilities and English-language learners who participated in the 2011 reading and math tests that are part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress .
But many states still have far to go to reach the inclusion targets set for them last year by federal policymakers.
Overall, the numbers of 4th and 8th grade students who took NAEP and were identified as having disabilities or being English-language learners rose in 2011, continuing a longer-term trend that began more than a decade ago when NAEP first allowed students to use accommodations, such as additional time,...
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