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November 01, 2005 1 min read

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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%

* The estimate rounds to zero.
Note: Details may not add up to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2005 Reading Assessment
A version of this article appeared in the November 02, 2005 edition of Education Week as Sitting Out